Nirav Patel


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Education

Research Interests

About Me

I am a 5th year PhD student in Robotics engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I am part of the AIM Lab where I work on MRI compatible robotics and its applications in percutaneous interventions. My research is focused on enabling technologies for closed-loop percutaneous interventions under MRI guidance. I have been working on MRI guided procedure for prostate biopsy, brain tumor ablation and needle steering. I have developed various software and hardware modules for guiding the interventions using an MRI compatible robots. Major modules of the system I work on are for surgical navigation, robot control and low level motion control. In my spare time and spend lots of time programming in JAVA, python and MATLAB.

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications


  1. Eslami S, Shang W, Li G, Patel N, Fischer GS, Tokuda J, Hata N, Tempany CM, Iordachita I,, In-Bore Prostate Transperineal Interventions with an MRI-guided Parallel Manipulator: System Development and Preliminary Evaluation, Int. Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol 12, No 2, pp 199-213, June 2016. Wiley

Refereed Conference Proceedings


  1. Wartenberg M, Patel N, Li G, Fischer GS, Towards Synergistic Control of Hands-on Needle Insertion with Automated Needle Steering for MRI-Guided Prostate Interventions, IEEE EMBC 2016, Orlando, FL, USA, pp 5116-5119, Aug. 2016. IEEE
  2. Patel N, van KatwijK T, Li G, Moreira P, Shang W, Misra S, Fischer GS, Closed-loop Asymmetric-tip Needle Steering Under Continuous Intraoperative MRI Guidance, IEEE EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, Aug. 2015. IEEE, PubMed

Conference Abstracts, Workshops and Non Peer-Reviewed Papers


  1. Tokuda J, Tuncali K, Li G, Patel N, Heffter T, Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Burdette EC, Hata N, Tempany CM, In-Bore MRI-Guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy using 4-DOF Needle-Guide Manipulator, 24th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - ISMRM 2016, Singapore, May 2016.
  2. Tokuda J, Tuncali K, Shang W, Patel N, Li G, Heffter T, Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Burdette EC, Hata N, Tempany CM, Clinical Application of Needle Guiding Manipulator for MRI-Guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy, IEEE EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, Aug. 2015.
  3. Li G, Patel N, Shang W, Fischer GS, Introducing a Gaussian-Based Continuous Rotation Approach to Underactuated Control of Asymmetric Tip Needle Steering, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, May 2015. ICRA

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