Thanks to the use of robotics in healthcare, many procedures that were once highly invasive are now being performed using minimally invasive techniques, with the added benefits of precision and radiation protection. Jean Fajadet looks at how the technology works, and what it can bring to the cath lab.

Medical robotics has become a useful tool to improve physicians’ capabilities, especially in the catheterisation laboratory. Precision and accuracy in vascular procedures in cardiology are vital for success and patient safety, and the incorporation of robotic devices into procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has led to some notable successes.

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