Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory

A part of Image-Guided Therapy Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Featured Image: Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a Motorized Needle Guide Template for MRI-guided Targeted Prostate Biopsy

Targeting accuracy evaluation setup in the 3T clinical MRI scanner, showing the motorized needle guide template.

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The Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory focuses on development of novel computer and engineering methods for image-guided therapy.

Our unique approach, where imaging, computing and robotics are integrated into one unit to enhance the capability of image-guided therapy, aims to advance a minimally invasive therapy and ultimately develop new treatment methods.

Being part of a clinical research program in a Harvard affiliated hospital, we stress actual clinical applications of the developed methods. We do science, engineering, and applications. The laboratory is under the direction of Dr. Nobuhiko Hata.