Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery (Perk Lab)

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
What the facility does

Computer-assisted interventions, image-guided surgery, surgical robotics, medical image computing.

Research Services

Image-guided surgery software, computer-assisted surgery application prototyping, open source software platforms

Sectors of Application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Perk Lab

OEC 9880 C-arm fluoroscope

X-ray imaging


Sonix ouch ultrasound system with GPS extension

Ultrasound imaging


SonixTablet ultrasound with GPS extension

Ultrasound imaging


Ultrasound-guided prostate brachytherapy experimental setup

Transperineal needle guide


Ascension trakSTAR electromagnetic tracker system

Position tracking


NDI Polaris Spectra optical tracker

Position tracking


NDI Aurora electromagnetic tracker system with tabletop field generator

Position tracking


Robotic needle guide (B-Rob I)

4-DOF needle guidance


Commercial and in-house made anatomical phantoms

Phantom experiments


MicronTracker Hx40 optical tracker

Position tracking


Image overlay augmented reality needle guidance system – experimental setup (Perk Station)


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Robarts Research Institute – Western University
  • Burdette Medical Systems Inc.



Perk Lab YouTube channel