Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Novel strategies for safe and accurate catheter guidance and manipulation

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Modern medicine is irreversibly shifting towards less invasive surgical procedures. Conventional open surgery approaches are systematically being replaced by interventions that reduce access trauma and thereby minimise pain and hospitalisation periods. In the perspective of patient safety, SCATh aims at minimizing these drawbacks specifically for a series of promising catheterization procedures with as common denominator treatment of cardiovascular disease, the main cause of death in the EU. The final product of SCATh will be a single software framework and robotic platform that integrates all the technological tools developed during the project.
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Last updated on 02/04/2015