Augmented Reality Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy


Computer assisted navigation is a widely adopted technique in neurosurgery and orthopedics. However, it is rarely used for surgeries on abdominal organs. In this paper, we propose a novel, noninvasive method based on electromagnetic tracking to determine the pose of the kidney. As a clinical use case, we show a complete surgical navigation system for augmented reality assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Experiments were performed ex vivo on pig kidneys and the evaluation showed an excellent augmented reality alignment error of 2.1 mm ± 1.2 mm.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10470-6_45

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@article{Schneider2014AugmentedRA, title={Augmented Reality Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy}, author={Adrian Schneider and Simon Pezold and Andreas Sauer and Jan Ebbing and Stephen Wyler and Rachel Rosenthal and Philippe C. Cattin}, journal={Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention}, year={2014}, volume={17 Pt 2}, pages={357-64} }