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Optical and optoacoustical feedback system for minimally invasive smart laser osteotomy (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Azhar Zam

Paper Abstract

Laser osteotomy offers several advantages over conventional mechanical bone surgery such as precise and small cuts, functional cut geometry, accelerated healing, and less trauma. However, laser osteotomy system considered as a “dumb” system because it cannot provide information about the tissue being cut, thus damaging important tissue (e.g. nerve) cannot be avoided. Smart laser osteotomy should provide not only precise tissue cuts but also real-time feedback, control and guidance during surgery. Integrating smart laser osteotomy system in minimally invasive way will further push the boundaries of possible applications for the benefits of the patient. The presentation will give an overview about how the optical and optoacoustic technologies could be used as feedback for development of minimally invasive smart laser osteotomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11229, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVIII, 1122910 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545955
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Azhar Zam, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11229:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Editor(s)

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