Robot in Citroen Advert Now Used For Laser Cancer Treatment
The arm of the 'Picasso robot' seen painting cars on an assembly line in a Citroen advert is to be used to treat cancer patients.
A London hospital is the first in the country to buy a £3 million ($6 million) CyberKnife robot, a radiotherapy machine based on the same technology.
The device takes X-rays that can pinpoint minuscule tumors hidden deep inside the body, and calculate how much radiotherapy is needed to destroy them.
Cameras guide the robotic arm, which delivers a needle-thin beam of radiation at the diseased area.
The arm can move in all directions, 'painting' every angle of the cancer with radiation without damaging surrounding tissue.
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