Robotic Ultrasound Gives Surgeon More Direct Control in Mapping and Removing Kidney Cancers, Henry Ford Hospital Study

Published: Jul 10, 2013

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While the use of ultrasound to identify tumors during kidney cancer surgery is gaining acceptance, a research team at Henry Ford Hospital has successfully taken it a step further by showing an added benefit when the procedure is done robotically. Simply put, the kidney surgeon who performs the ultrasound robotically has direct control over the painstaking procedure instead of having to rely on an assistant for part of the task.

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