Safe Drilling in the Skull

Journal Papers

  1. M. A. Siebold, N. P. Dillon, L. Fichera, R. F. Labadie, R. J. Webster III, and J. M. Fitzpatrick, “Safety Margins in Robotic Bone Milling: From Registration Uncertainty to Statistically Safe Surgeries”, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, In Press.
  2. N. P. Dillon, R. Balachandran, M. A. Siebold, R. J. Webster, G. B. Wanna, and R. F. Labadie, “Cadaveric Testing of Robot-Assisted Access to the Internal Auditory Canal for Vestibular Schwannoma Removal”, Otology & Neurotology, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 441-447, 2016. PDF (834.96 KB)
  3. N. P. Dillon, R. Balachandran, J. M. Fitzpatrick, M. A. Siebold, R. F. Labadie, G. B. Wanna, T. J. Withrow, and R. J. Webster, III, “A Compact Bone-Attached Robot for Mastoidectomy”, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 031003, 2015. PDF (1.83 MB)
  4. N. P. Dillon, L. B. Kratchman, M. S. Dietrich, R. F. Labadie, R. J. Webster III, and T. J. Withrow, “An Experimental Evaluation of the Force Requirements for Robotic Mastoidectomy”, Otology & Neurotology, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. e93-e102, 2013. PDF (5.09 MB)

Conference Papers

  1. N. P. Dillon, L. Fichera, P. S. Wellborn, R. F. Labadie, and R. J. Webster, III, “Making Robots Mill Bone More Like Human Surgeons: Using Bone Density and Anatomic Information to Mill Safely and Efficiently”, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2016, pp. 1837-1843. PDF (930.21 KB)
  2. N. P. Dillon, M. A. Siebold, J. E. Mitchell, J. M. Fitzpatrick, and R. J. Webster, III, “Increasing Safety of a Robotic System for Inner Ear Surgery Using Probabilistic Error Modeling Near Vital Anatomy”, in SPIE Medical Imaging, 2016, p. 97861G. PDF (1.05 MB) Young Scientist Award Presented by Siemens, Runner-Up
  3. M. A. Siebold, N. P. Dillon, R. J. Webster III, and J. M. Fitzpatrick, “Incorporating Target Registration Error Into Robotic Bone Milling”, in SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015, p. 94150R. PDF (616.54 KB)
  4. N. P. Dillon, R. Balachandran, A. M. dit Falisse, G. B. Wanna, R. F. Labadie, T. J. Withrow, J. M. Fitzpatrick, and R. J. Webster III, “Preliminary Testing of a Compact, Bone-Attached Robot for Otologic Surgery”, in SPIE Medical Imaging, 2014, p. 903614. PDF (756.16 KB)
  5. N. P. Dillon, R. J. Webster III, and T. J. Withrow, “Design of a Bone-Attached Robot for Mastoidectomy”, in Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, 2013, pp. 3-4. PDF (462.38 KB)

Non-Refereed/Invited/Poster/Abstract/Short Papers

  1. N. P. Dillon, R. Balachandran, R. J. Webster III, T. J. Withrow, G. B. Wanna, and R. F. Labadie, “Surgical workflow considerations for mastoidectomy using a bone-attached robot”, American Triological Society, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings. 2015.
  2. R. Balachandran, N. P. Dillon, T. J. Withrow, R. J. Webster, and R. F. Labadie, “Mastoidectomy using a bone-attached robot”, 12th Annual Conference of Cochlear Implant Group of India. 2014.

Ph.D. Dissertations

  1. N. P. Dillon, “Analysis, Design, and Modeling of Image-Guided Robotic Systems for Otologic Surgery”. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2017.