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Technology and human errors in image-guided surgeries
Author(s): Zhaowei Jiang; Song Miao; Lucia J. Zamorano; Qinghang Li; JianXing Gong; Fernando Diaz
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Paper Abstract

Using image guidance for stereotactic surgery has been widely adopted in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and other surgery operations. Careful, precise and robust implementation of image-guidance can offer surgeon accurate intra-operative information that traditional techniques can not reach. Weak design, careless utilization, and dilemma in quality assurance protocol may result in severe scenarios. It is because that introducing image guidance into the operating room involves high precise technologies, delicate instruments and sophisticated processes. These can offer precision as well as space for human errors. A method based on the 'failure modes and effects analysis' is introduced to systematically study human errors in the image-guided surgery field. The paper presented the fundamental steps and architectures of the method. For better understanding of the method, a simple example is also provided. Analyzing human errors with the 'failure mode and effects analysis' benefits the development life cycle of the image-guided surgery system. It also helps for designing the clinical quality assurance process and the training courses for surgeons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309458
Show Author Affiliations
Zhaowei Jiang, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Song Miao, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lucia J. Zamorano, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Qinghang Li, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
JianXing Gong, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Fernando Diaz, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3262:
Surgical-Assist Systems
Roger Von Hanwehr; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles; Abraham Katzir; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles; James A. Harrington; Warren S. Grundfest; Louis S. Lome; Warren S. Grundfest; James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir; Louis S. Lome; Michael W. Vannier; Roger Von Hanwehr, Editor(s)

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