Weijian Shang

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Research Interests



  1. Shang W, PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Teleoperation of MRI-Compatible Robots with Hybrid Actuation and Haptic Feedback, Dec. 2014. WPI ETD Link

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Patel NA, Li G, Shang W, Wartenberg M, Heffter T, Burdette EC, Iordachita I, Tokuda J, Hata N, Tempany CM, Fischer GS, System Integration and Preliminary Clinical Evaluation of a Robotic System for MRI-Guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy, Journal of Medical Robotics Research (JMRR), May 2018. WorldSci
  2. Su H, Shang W, Li G, Patek L, Fischer GS, An MRI-Guided Telesurgery System Using a Fabry-Perot Interferometry Force Sensor and a Pneumatic Haptic Device, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), April 2017. Springer, PubMed, PDF
  3. 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
  4. Su H, Shang W, Cole GA, Li G, Harrington K, Camilo A, Tokuda J, Tempany CM, Hata N, Fischer GS, Piezoelectrically Actuated Robotic System for MRI-Guided Prostate Percutaneous Therapy, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol 20, No 4, Aug 2015. IEEE, PDF
  5. Li G, Su H, Cole GA, Shang W, Harrington K, Camilo A, Pilitsis JG, Fischer GS, Robotic System for MRI-Guided Stereotactic Neurosurgery, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol 64, No 4, pp 1088-1088, April 2015. IEEE, PDF

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. 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
  2. Li M, Gonenc B, Kim K, Shang W, Iordachita I, Development of an MRI-Compatible Needle driver for In-bore Prostate Biopsy, International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2015. IEEE
  3. Shang W, Su H, Li G, Furlong C, Fischer GS , A Fabry-Perot Interferometry Based MRI-Compatible Miniature Uniaxial Force Sensor for Percutaneous Needle, IEEE SENSORS 2013, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2013. IEEE, PDF
  4. Shang W, Su H, Li G, Fischer GS , Teleoperation System with Hybrid Pneumatic-Piezoelectric Actuation for MRI-Guided Needle Insertion with Haptic Feedback, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2013. IEEE, PDF
  5. Ji W, Matte JD, Li G, Ma Y, Su H, Shang W, Fischer GS, Reconfigurable Fiducial-Integrated Modular Needle Driver for MRI-Guided Percutaneous Interventions, Design of Medical Devices Conferences (DMD), Minneapolis, MN, April 2013. ASME, DMD
  6. Li G, Su H, Shang W, Tokuda J, Hata N, Tempany CM, Fischer GS, A Fully Actuated Robotic Assistant for MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy and Brachytherapy, SPIE Medical Imaging (Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Conference), Orlando, USA, Feb. 2013. PubMed, SPIE
  7. Ma Y, Dobrev I, Shang W, Su H, Janga S, Fischer GS, CHIC: Cylindrical Helix Imaging Coordinate Registration Fiducial for MRI-Guided Interventions, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), San Diego, USA, Aug. 2012. PubMed, IEEE, PDF
  8. Su H, Cardona D, Shang W, Cole GA, Rucker C, Webster III R, Fischer GS, A MRI-Guided Concentric Tube Continuum Robot with Piezoelectric Actuation: A Feasibility Study, IEEE ICRA 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 2012 (Best medical robotics paper finalist). IEEE, PDF
  9. Shang W, Fischer GS, A High Accuracy Multi-image Registration Method for Tracking MRI-guided robots, SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, USA, Feb. 2012. SPIE, PDF
  10. Su H, Shang W, Harrington K, Camilo A, Cole GA, Tokuda J, Hata N, Tempany CM, Fischer GS, A Networked Modular Hardware and Software System for MRI-guided Robotic Prostate Interventions, SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, USA, Feb. 2012. SPIE, PDF
  11. Su H, Shang W, Cole GA, Harrington K, Fischer GS, Haptic System Design for MRI-Guided Needle Based Prostate Brachytherapy, Haptics Symposium - Haptics 2010, Waltham, Massachusetts, March 2010. PDF
  12. Su H, Shang W, Cole GA, Harrington K, Fischer GS, Design of a Haptic Device for MRI-Guided Prostate Needle Brachytherapy, IEEE Haptics Symposium, Boston, USA, March 2010. PDF, BibTex, EndNote

Conference Abstracts, Workshops and Non Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Fischer GS, Su H, Shang W, Li G, Hata N, Tempany C, Teleoperated Needle Placement for Real-time MRI-guided Prostate Interventions, 9th Interventional MRI Symposium (iMRI), Boston, MA, USA, Sept. 2012.
  4. Fischer GS, Shang W, Su H , Robot-Assisted Needle Alignment with Image-Guided Teleoperated Needle Insertion for Prostate Cancer Interventions, 20th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - ISMRM 2012, May 2012. PDF

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