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Interactive image-guided surgery (IIGS)
Author(s): Albert H. Capanna
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Paper Abstract

Surgery is progressing rapidly into a less invasive mode, shorter hospital stays, less pain, lower morbidity and mortality. Perhaps, no surgical specialty has benefitted more from this advancing technology then neurosurgery. Refinements in magnification, illumination and instrumentation have propelled neurosurgery into a new era. The advent of the operating microscope led to numerous instrumentation innovations. Various types of lasers were adapted to the microscope. The ultrasonic aspirator was added. Stereotactic neurosurgery is moving into the ultrasonic guidance and frameless stereotactic systems. Percutaneous and endoscopic neurosurgery are more recent advances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2976, Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies II, (16 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275526
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Albert H. Capanna, Univ. of Nevada School of Medicine, Sunrise Hospital Medical Ctr., and Valley Hospital Med (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2976:
Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert A. Lieberman; Gerald G. Vurek; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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