Robotic surgeon precisely removes cancerous tumors

March 18, 2024

Removal of cancerous tumors, or resection, in delicate areas like the head and neck is a challenge for even the most experienced surgeons. Enter ASTR: the Autonomous System for Tumor Resection. "The problem we heard from many of the surgeons we collaborate with is that it's so hard to resection a tumor precisely," Krieger said. But while STAR focused on connecting tissue, ASTR is specifically tailored to remove it. Pairing ASTR's precision surgery with precision imaging could be the ultimate game-changer in tumor resection treatment.

The source of this news is from Johns Hopkins University