Machnet Medical Robotics is a new UTwente spinoff that focuses on developing a robot for MRI-guided biopsies. The application is primarily focused on taking biopsies of early-stage breast cancer.
The medical robot offers a range of benefits
“With this MRI compatible robot technology, the radiologist will be able to position a biopsy or treatment needle in a very accurate way. The role of MRI in diagnostics is increasing and patients’ personalised treatment plans require increasingly accurate diagnostics. This new development offers all kinds of possibilities to improve care. In addition to applications for the breast, it is to be expected that, for example, MRI-guided prostate diagnostics and treatment or MRI-guided vascular interventions will also benefit.