Kaddour Bouazza-Marouf

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The use of power screwdrivers and drills for tapping and screw insertion in surgery is becoming more common. It has been established from clinical observations that the use of a small air drill for inserting self-tapping screws provides improved coaxial alignment and precision, and that the drill should be stopped before the screw head is completely seated(More)
BACKGROUND In certain medical applications, it is necessary to be able to determine the position of a needle inside the body, specifically with regards to identifying certain tissue types. By measuring the electrical impedance of specific tissue types, it is possible to determine the type of tissue the tip of the needle (or probe) is at. MATERIALS AND(More)
This paper describes the development of a registration framework for image-guided solutions to the automation of certain routine neurosurgical procedures. The registration process aligns the pose of the patient in the preoperative space to that of the intraoperative space. Computerized tomography images are used in the preoperative (planning) stage, whilst(More)
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