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Augmented reality in surgical procedures
Author(s): E. Samset; D. Schmalstieg; J. Vander Sloten; A. Freudenthal; J. Declerck; S. Casciaro; Ø. Rideng; B. Gersak
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Paper Abstract

Minimally invasive therapy (MIT) is one of the most important trends in modern medicine. It includes a wide range of therapies in videoscopic surgery and interventional radiology and is performed through small incisions. It reduces hospital stay-time by allowing faster recovery and offers substantially improved cost-effectiveness for the hospital and the society. However, the introduction of MIT has also led to new problems. The manipulation of structures within the body through small incisions reduces dexterity and tactile feedback. It requires a different approach than conventional surgical procedures, since eye-hand co-ordination is not based on direct vision, but more predominantly on image guidance via endoscopes or radiological imaging modalities. ARIS*ER is a multidisciplinary consortium developing a new generation of decision support tools for MIT by augmenting visual and sensorial feedback. We will present tools based on novel concepts in visualization, robotics and haptics providing tailored solutions for a range of clinical applications. Examples from radio-frequency ablation of liver-tumors, laparoscopic liver surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery will be presented. Demonstrators were developed with the aim to provide a seamless workflow for the clinical user conducting image-guided therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6806, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII, 68060K (19 February 2008);
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E. Samset, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)
D. Schmalstieg, Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria)
J. Vander Sloten, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
A. Freudenthal, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. Declerck, Siemens Molecular Imaging (United Kingdom)
S. Casciaro, Institute of Clinical Physiology CNR (Italy)
Ø. Rideng, Kongsberg SIM (Norway)
B. Gersak, Medical Ctr. Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6806:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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