3.13 Neural networks enable autonomous navigation of catheters

The Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA presented this project at MEDICA 2019.

Project details:

  • Using deep reinforcement learning
  • Trained on computer simulation
  • The project is scheduled to run until September 2020
  • Enables faster navigation
The operation itself, i.e. the removal of the blood clot using the stent retriever, is still performed by the doctor.
Johannes Horsch, scientist in the project group.

Further details at https://www.fraunhofer.de/de/presse/presseinformationen/2019/november/neuronale-netze-ermoeglichen-autonome-steuerung-von-kathetern.html