Book Chapters


  1. Cole GA, Harrington K, Su H, Camilo A, Pilitsis JG, Fischer GS, Closed-Loop Actuated Surgical System Utilizing In-Situ Real-Time MRI Guidance, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics - Experimental Robotics, eds. Khatib O, Kumar V, Sukhatme G, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 79, April 2013. Springer
  2. Su H, Fischer GS, High-field MRI-Compatible Needle Placement Robots for Prostate Interventions: Pneumatic and Piezoelectric Approaches, eds. T. Gulrez and A. Hassanien, Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality, Springer-Verlag, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Vol. 26, pp. 3-32, 2012. Springer, PDF

Refereed Journal Publications


  1. Tokuda J, Song SE, Fischer GS, Iordachita II, Seifabadi R, Cho NB, Tuncali K, Fichtinger G, Tempany CM, Hata N, Preclinical evaluation of an MRI-compatible pneumatic robot for angulated needle placement in transperineal prostate interventions, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 2012. Springer, PubMed, PDF
  2. Padir T, Fischer GS, Chernova S, Gennert MA, A Unified and Integrated Approach to Teaching a Two-Course Sequence in Robotics Engineering, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol 23, No 5, pp 748-758, Oct 2011. JRM, PDF
  3. Weiss CR, Marker DR, Fischer GS, Fichtinger G, Machado A, Carrino JA, Augmented reality visualization using image-overlay for MR-guided interventions: system description, feasibility, and initial evaluation in a spine phantom, American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol 196, No 3, pp 305-307, March 2011. AJR, PDF
  4. Padir T, Gennert MA, Fischer GS, Michalson WR, Cobb E, Implementation of an Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Curriculum, ASEE Computers in Education Journal - Special issue on Robotics Education, Vol 1, No 3, pp 92-101, ASEE, Sept. 2010.ASEE
  5. Tokuda J, Fischer GS, DiMaio SP, Gobbi DG, Csoma C, Mewes PW, Fichtinger G, Tempany CM, Hata N, Integrated Navigation and Control Software System for MRI-guided Robotic Prostate Interventions, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Vol 34, No 1, pp 3-8, Jan 2010.ScienceDirect, PubMed, PDF
  6. Vikal S, U-Thainual P, Carrino JA, Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Fichtinger G, Perk Station - Percutaneous Surgery Training and Performance Measurement Platform, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Vol 34, No 1, pp 19-32, Jan. 2010.ScienceDirect, PubMed
  7. Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Papademetris X, Yaniv Z, Ibanez L, Cheng P, Liu H, Blevins J, Arata J, Golby A, Kapur T, Pieper S, Burdette E, Fichtinger G, Tempany C, Hata N, OpenIGTLink: An Open Network Protocol for Image-Guided Therapy Environment, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol 5, No 4, pp 423-34, Dec. 2009.Wiley, PubMed, PDF
  8. Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Csoma C, Tokuda J, DiMaio SP, Tempany CM, Hata N, Fichtinger G, MRI-Compatible Pneumatic Robot for Transperineal Prostate Needle Placement, IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics - Focused section on MRI Compatible Mechatronic Systems, Vol 13, No 3, pp 295-305, June 2008. IEEE, PDF
  9. Fischer GS , Deguet A, Csoma C, Taylor RH, Fayad LM, Carrino JA, SJ Zinreich, Fichtinger G, MRI Image Overlay: Application to Arthrography Needle Insertion, Journal of Computer Assisted Surgery - JCAS, Vol 12, No 1, pp 2-14, Taylor & Francis, January 2007. Informa, PubMed, PDF
  10. Fichtinger G, Deguet A, Masamune K, Fischer GS, Balogh E, Mathieu H, Taylor RH, SJ Zinreich, Fayad LM, Image Overlay Guidance for Needle Insertion in CT Scanner, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol 52, No 8, pp 1415-1424, IEEE, August 2005.IEEE, PubMed, PDF
  11. Fichtinger G, Deguet A, Fischer GS, Balogh E, Masamune K, Taylor RH, Fayad LM, SJ Zinreich, CT Image Overlay for Percutaneous Needle Insertions, Journal of Computer Assisted Surgery - JCAS, Vol 10, No 4, pp 241-255, Taylor & Francis, July 2005. Informa, PubMed, PDF

Refereed Conference Proceedings


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Wu F, Torabi M, Yamada Y, Golden A, Fischer GS, Tuncali K, Frey D, Walsh C, An MRI Coil-Mounted Multi-Probe Robotic Positioner for Cryoablation, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC/CIE), Portland, OR, Aug. 2013. PDF
  4. Delph II MA, Fischer SA, Gauthier PW, Martinez Luna CH, Clancy EA, Fischer GS, A Soft Robotic Exomusculature Glove with Integrated sEMG Sensing for Hand Rehabilitation, 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Seattle, WA, June 2013. 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. 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. 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. Goloski R, Haggerty A, Jones E, Fischer GS, Nestinger SS , A sensor-zone hierarchical topology for multi-robot exploration, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), Suzhou, China, July 2012. IEEE
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Su H, Cole GA, Hata N, Tempany CM, Fischer GS, Real-time MRI-Guided Transperineal Needle Placement Prostate Interventions with Piezoelectrically Actuated Robotic Assistance, Radiological Society of North America 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, Nov. 2011. RSNA
  13. Fischer GS, Cole GA, Su H, Approaches to Creating and Controlling Motion in MRI, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Boston, USA, Aug. 2011. (Invited Paper) IEEE, PubMed, PDF
  14. Su H, Iordachita I, Yan X, Cole GA, Fischer GS, Reconfigurable MRI-Guided Robotic Surgical Manipulator: Prostate Brachytherapy and Neurosurgery Applications, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Boston, USA, Aug. 2011. PubMed, IEEE
  15. Dickstein-Fischer LA, Alexander E, Yan X, Su H, Fischer GS, An Affordable Compact Humanoid Robot for Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions in Children, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Boston, USA, Aug. 2011. PubMed, IEEE, PDF
  16. Jones D, Lewis A, Fischer GS, Development of a StandAlone Surgical Haptic Arm, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Boston, USA, Aug. 2011. PubMed, IEEE, PDF
  17. Su H, Zervas M, Cole GA, Furlong C, Fischer GS, Real-time MRI-Guided Needle Placement Robot with Integrated Fiber Optic Force Sensing, IEEE ICRA 2011 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, pp 1583-1588, May 2011. PDF, ICRA, BibTex, EndNote
  18. Su H, Zervas M, Furlong C, Fischer GS, A Miniature MRI-compatible Fiber-optic Force Sensor Utilizing Fabry-Perot Interferometer, SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Uncasville, CT, USA, June 2011. SEM, PDF
  19. Su H, Camilo A, Cole GA, Tempany CM, Hata N, Fischer GS, High-Field MRI-Compatible Needle Placement Robot for Prostate Interventions, Proceedings of MMVR18 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality), Newport Beach, California, USA, February, 2011, PDF
  20. H. Huang, H. Su, H. Chen, J. K. Mills, Piezoelectric Driven Non-toxic Injector for Automated Cell Manipulation, Proceedings of MMVR18 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality), Newport Beach, California, USA, February, 2011. PDF
  21. Cole G, Harrington K, Su H, Camilo A, Pilitsis J, Fischer GS, Closed-Loop Actuated Surgical System Utilizing Real-Time In-Situ MRI Guidance, 12th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics - ISER 2010, New Delhi, India, December 2010. ISER BibTex EndNote
  22. Wang Y, Su H, Harrington K, Fischer GS, Sliding mode Control of Piezoelectric Valve Regulated Pneumatic Actuator for MRI-Compatible Robotic Intervention, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference - DSCC 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2010. PDF, BibTex, EndNote
  23. Su H, Dickstein-Fischer L, Harrington K, Fu Q, Lu W, Fischer GS, Cable-Driven Elastic Parallel Humanoid Head with Face Tracking for Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2010.PDF, EMBC
  24. Beach R, Gennert M, Michalson WR, Van de Ven, J, Padir T, Tryggvason G, Fischer GS, Robotics Innovations Competition and Conference (RICC): Building Community between Academia and Industry through a University-Level Student Competition, American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE 2010, Louisville, KY, June 2010. ASEE
  25. Song S, Cho NB, Fischer GS, Hata N, Tempany C, Fichtinger G, Iordachita I, Development of a Pneumatic Robot for MRI-guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy and Brachytherapy: New Approaches, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2010, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2010. IEEE, PDF
  26. 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
  27. Fischer GS, Michalson WR, Padir T, Pollice G, Development of a Laboratory Kit for Robotics Engineering Education, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Symposium, Mar 2010.AAAI, PDF
  28. 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
  29. Su H, Fischer GS, A 3-Axis Optical Force/Torque Sensor for Prostate Needle Placement in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Environments, 2nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications - TePRA 2009, Woburn, Massachusetts, November 2009. PDF, BibTex, EndNote
  30. Wang Y, Cole GA, Su H, Pilitis JG, Fischer GS, MRI Compatibility Evaluation of a Piezoelectric Actuator System for a Neural Interventional Robot, 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2009. PDF, EMBS, PubMed, BibTex, EndNote
  31. Michalson WR, Fischer GS, Padir T, Pollice G, Balancing Breadth and Depth in Engineering Education: Unified Robotics III and IV, American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE 2009, Austin, TX, June 2009. ASEE
  32. Ciraldi M, Cobb EC, Cyganski D, Fischer GS, Gennert M, Demetriou M, Looft F, Michalson WR, Miller B, Padir T, Rong Y, Schachterle LE, Stafford K, Tryggvason G, VandeVen JD, Robotics Engineering: A New Discipline for a New Century, American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE 2009, Austin, TX, June 2009. ASEE
  33. Cole G, Pilitsis J, Fischer GS, Design of a Robotic System for MRI-Guided Deep Brain Stimulation Electrode Placement, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2009, Kobe, Japan, pp 4450-4456, May 2009. PDF, IEEE
  34. U-Thainual P, Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Vikal S, Fichtinger G, The PerkStation: Systems Design for Percutaneous Intervention Training Suite, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics - ROBIO 2008, Bangkok, Thailand, pp 1693 - 1697, February 2009. IEEE
  35. Fischer GS, Krieger A, Iordachita I, Csoma C, Whitcomb L, Fichtinger G, MRI Compatibility of Robot Actuation Techniques - A Comparative Study, 11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008, New York, NY, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 5242, pp 509-517, Springer, September 2008. Springer, PubMed, PDF
  36. Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Csoma C, DiMaio SP, Gobbi DG, Fichtinger G, Tempany C, Hata N, Software Strategy for Robotic Transperineal Prostate Therapy in Closed-Bore MRI, 11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008, New York, NY, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 5242, pp 701-709, Springer, September 2008. Springer
  37. Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Csoma C, Tokuda J, Mewes PW, Tempany CM, Hata N, Fichtinger G, Pneumatically Operated MRI-Compatible Needle Placement Robot for Prostate Interventions, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2008, Pasadena, CA, pp 2489-2495, May 2008. IEEE, PDF
  38. Mewes PW, Tokuda J, DiMaio SP, Fischer GS, Csoma C, Gobbi DG, Tempany CM, Fichtinger G, Hata N, An Integrated MRI and Robot Control Software for an MRI-compatible Robot in Prostate Intervention, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2008, Pasadena, CA, pp 2959-2962, May 2008.IEEE
  39. Fischer GS, Iordachita I, DiMaio SP, Fichtinger G, Development of a Robotic Assistant for Needle-Based Transperineal Prostate Interventions in MRI, 10th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2007, Brisbane, Australia, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 4791, pp 425-433, Springer, November 2007. Springer, PubMed
  40. DiMaio S, Samset E, Fischer GS, Iordachita I, Fichtinger G, Jolesz F, Tempany C, Dynamic MRI Scan Plane Control for Passive Tracking of Instruments and Devices, 10th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2007, Brisbane, Australia, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 4792, pp 50-58, Springer, November 2007. Springer, PubMed, PDF
  41. Fischer GS, Iordachita I, DiMaio SP, Fichtinger G, Design of a Robot for Transperineal Prostate Needle Placement in an MRI Scanner, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics - ICM 2006, Budapest, Hungary, July 2006. IEEE
  42. Fischer GS, Deguet A, Csoma C, Taylor RH, Fayad L, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, Musculoskeletal Needle Placement with MRI Image Overlay Guidance, International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 6th Annual Conference - CAOS 2006, Montreal, Canada, pp 158-160, June 2006.
  43. Fischer GS, Wamsley C, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, Laser-Assisted MRI-Guided Needle Insertion and Comparison of Techniques, International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 6th Annual Conference - CAOS 2006, Montreal, Canada, pp 161-163, June 2006. PDF
  44. DiMaio SP, Fischer GS, Haker SJ, Hata N, Iordachita I, Tempany CM, Fichtinger G, System for MRI-guided Prostate Interventions, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob 2006, Pisa, Italy, February 2006. IEEE, PDF
  45. Fischer GS, Akinbiyi T, Saha S, Zand J, Talamini M, Marohn M, Taylor RH, Ischemia and Force Sensing Surgical Instruments for Augmenting Available Surgeon Information, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob 2006, Pisa, Italy, February 2006. IEEE, PDF
  46. Fischer GS, Taylor RH, Electromagnetic Tracker Measurement Error Simulation and Tool Design, Eighth International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005, Palm Springs, California, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 3750, pp 73-80, Springer, October 2005. Springer, PubMed, PDF
  47. Fischer GS, Zand JM, Talamini MA, Marohn M, Akinbiyi T, Kanev K, Kuo J, Kazanzides P, Taylor RH, Intra-operative Ischemia Sensing Surgical Instruments, International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering - CME 2005, Takamatsu, Japan, May 2005. PDF
  48. Boctor E, Fischer GS, Choti M, Fichtinger G, Taylor RH, A Dual-Armed Robotic System for Intraoperative Ultrasound Guided Hepatic Ablative Therapy, International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2004, New Orleans, LA, pp 2517-2522, IEEE, April 2004. IEEE, PDF
  49. Fichtinger G, Deguet A, Masamune K, Fischer GS, Balogh E, Mathieu H, Taylor RH, Fayad LM, SJ Zinreich, Needle Insertion in CT Scanner with Image Overlay - Cadaver Studies, Seventh International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2004, St Malo, France, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 3217, pp 795-783, Springer, 2004. Springer
  50. Prasad S, Kitagawa M, Fischer GS, Zand JM, Talamini MA, Taylor RH, Okamura A, A Modular 2-DOF Force-Sensing Instrument For Laparoscopic Surgery, Sixth International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2003, Montreal, Canada, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Vol 2878, pp 279-286, Springer, 2003. Springer, PDF

Conference Abstracts, Workshops and Non Peer-Reviewed Papers


  1. Brauckmann M, Calamari E, Lipkind S, Leone B, Molica C, Piscopiello A, Terry W, Delph MA, Torres-Jara E, Popovic MB, Clancy EA, Fischer GS, Soft Exo-Skeletal Arm for C4-C5 Trauma Induced Spinal Cord Injuries, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting - BMES, Seattle, WA, September 2013. PDF
  2. Chen Z, Deguet A, Taylor RH, DiMaio SP, Fischer GS, Kazanzides P, An Open-Source Hardware and Software Platform for Telesurgical Robotics Research, The MIDAS Journal - Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions 2013, June 2013. MIDAS
  3. Delph II MA, Fischer SA, Gauthier PW, Martinez Luna CH, Clancy EA, Fischer GS, Development of a Cable Driven Flexible Robotic Rehabilitation Glove, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting - BMES, Atlanta, GA, October 2012. PDF
  4. Eslami S, Fischer GS, Tokuda J, Iordachita I, Clinically Optimal Design and Development of an MRI-compatible Surgical Manipulator for the Prostate Percutaneous Intervention, 9th Interventional MRI Symposium (iMRI), Boston, MA, USA, Sept. 2012.
  5. 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.
  6. Audette MA, Rashid T, Chakravarty MM, Guo JT, Gilles B, Fischer GS, Towards Digital Atlas- and MRA-guided, Intraoperative MRI-registered Robotic Deep Brain Therapy, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), San Diego, USA, Aug. 2012. PDF
  7. Pilitsis JG, Fischer GS, Cole GA, Stereotactic Neurosurgery with Real-time MRI-Guided Robot Assistance, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - ASSFN, June 2012.
  8. 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
  9. Swaney P, Burgner J, Cardona D, Su H, Pheiffer T, Rucker C, Lathop R, Gilbert H, Fischer GS, Miga M, Webster III R, Image-Guided Targeting of Concentric Tube Robots: Experiments using Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, IEEE IROS IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Workshop on Image-Guided Medical Robotic Interventions, San Fransico, USA, Sept. 2011. PDF
  10. Su H, Yan X, Fischer GS, A 4-DOF Parallel Robotic Platform for MR Image-Guided Percutaneous Prostate Interventions, IEEE IROS IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Workshop on Image-Guided Medical Robotic Interventions, San Fransico, USA, Sept. 2011. PDF
  11. Su H, Iordachita I, Yan X, Fischer GS, Reconfigurable MRI-Guided Robotic Surgical Manipulator: Prostate Brachytherapy and Neurosurgery Applications, 7th Annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS), Yale University, CT, USA, May 20, 2011
  12. Fischer GS, Su H, Piezoelectrically Actuated MRI-Compatible Needle Placement Robot for Transperineal Prostate Interventions, 7th Annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS), Yale University, CT, USA, May 20, 2011.
  13. Su H, Fischer GS, Active Needle Steering System for Percutaneous Prostate Intervention in High-field MRI, Robotics Science and Systems, Workshop on Enabling Technologies for Image-Guided Interventional Procedures, June 2010. PDF
  14. Song S, Cho NB, Iordachita I, Fischer GS, Hata N, Fichtinger G, Tempany C, Development of a Pneumatic Robot for MRI-guided Transperineal Prostate Intervention, 18th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - ISMRM 2010, May 2010.
  15. Su H, Harrington K, Cole GA, Wang Y, Fischer GS, Modular Needle Steering Driver for MRI-guided Transperineal Prostate Intervention, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop on Snakes, Worms and Catheters: Continuum and Serpentine Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Anchorage, AK, May 2010. BU, PDF
  16. Cole GA, Fischer GS, MRI Compatible Surgical Systems: Analysis of Actuator Compatibility Methodologies and System Effectiveness, Robotics Science and Systems, Workshop on Enabling Technologies for Image-Guided Interventional Procedures, June 2010. PDF
  17. Carrino JA, Marker DR, Weiss CR, Fischer GS, Machado A, Fichtinger G, Augmented reality visualization using image-overlay for MR-guided interventions: system description, feasibility, and initial evaluation in a spine phantom, American Society of Spine Radiology, Feb 2010. ASSR
  18. Su H, Harrington K, Cole GA, Fischer GS, Active Needle Steering for Percutaneous Prostate Intervention in High-field MRI, 2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Workshop on Enabling Technologies for Image-Guided Robotic Interventional Procedures, Zaragoza, Spain, 2010. PDF
  19. Wang Y, Shazeeb MS, Sotak CH, Fischer GS, Optimization of Piezoelectric Motors to Enhance MR Compatiblity for Interventional Devices, 17th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - ISMRM 2009, April 2009.
  20. Fischer GS, Iordachita I, U-Thainual P, Carrino JA, Fichtinger G, A Training Suite for Image Overlay and Other Needle Insertion Techniques, Augmented environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery Workshop at MICCAI - AMI-ARCS 2008, September 2008. PDF
  21. Tokuda J, DiMaio SP, Fischer GS, Csoma C, Gobbi D, Fichtinger G, Hata N, Tempany CM, Real-time MR Imaging Controlled by Transperineal Needle Placement Device for MRI-guided Prostate Biopsy, 16th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - ISMRM 2008, May 2008.
  22. Fischer GS, Weiss CR, Dyer E, Csoma C, Deguet A, Carrino JA, Fichtinger G, Evaluation of MR Image Overlay for Spinal Interventions, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 15th Scientific Meeting - ISMRM 2006, Berlin, Germany, May 2007. PDF
  23. Fischer GS, Dyer E, Csoma C, Deguet A, Fichtinger G, Validation System of MRI Image Overlay and Other Insertion Techniques, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15: In vivo, In vitro, In silico: Designing the Next in Medicine, Vol 125, pp 130-135, February 2007. PubMed
  24. Fischer GS, DiMaio SP, Iordachita I, Fichtinger G, Robotic Assistant for MR-guided Prostate Biopsy, 6th Interventional MRI Symposium, Leipzig, Germany, September 2006.
  25. Fischer GS, Deguet A, Csoma C, Taylor RH, Fayad LM, Carrino JA, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, Image Overlay for MR-Guided Joint Arthrography, 6th Interventional MRI Symposium, Leipzig, Germany, pp 240-242, September 2006.
  26. Fischer GS, Deguet A, Csoma C, Taylor RH, Fayad L, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, MRI Image Overlay: Joint Arthrography Porcine Trials, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 14th Scientific Meeting - ISMRM 2006, Seattle, Washington, p 1735, May 2006
  27. Fischer GS, Wamsley C, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, MRI Guided Needle Insertion - Comparison of Four Techniques, Society for Interventional Radiology 31st Annual Scientific Meeting - SIR 2006, Toronto, Canada, March 2006.
  28. Fischer GS, Deguet A, Schlattman D, Taylor RH, Fayad L, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, MRI Image Overlay: Applications to Arthrography Needle Insertion, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14: Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, Vol 119, pp 150-155, February 2006.
  29. Fischer GS, Saha S, Horwat J, Yu J, Zand J, Marohn M, Talamini MA, Taylor RH, An Intra-Operative System for Relating Ischemic Damage to Retraction Forces, Annual fall meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - BMES 2005, Baltimore, MD, September 2005.
  30. Zand JM, Fischer GS, Hanly E, Shih S, Marohn M, Taylor RH, Talamini MA, Ischemia Sensing Surgical Instruments, Annual congress of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons - SAGES 2005, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2005.
  31. DeOliviera M, Deguet A, Fischer GS, Balogh E, Taylor RH, Fayad LM, Zinreich SJ, Fichtinger G, Image Overlay for CT-Guided Hepatic Needle Insertions - Cadaver Studies, Congress of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons - SAGES 2005, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2005.

Theses and Dissertations


  1. Wang Y, M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MRI-Compatible Pneumatic Actuation Control Algorithm Evaluation and Test System Development, September 2010. PDF
  2. Fischer GS, Doctoral Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, Enabling Technologies for MRI Guided Interventional Procedures, 2008 JHU Archive
  3. Fischer GS, Master's Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, Electromagnetic Tracker Characterization and Optimal Tool Design - With Applications to ENT Surgery, 2005 JHU Archive

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