Image-guided surgery in minimally invasive urology.

  title={Image-guided surgery in minimally invasive urology.},
  author={Osamu Ukimura},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  volume={20 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Image-guided surgery (IGS) is a new type of surgery in which indirect visualization of the surgical anatomy helps the surgeon to enable minimally invasive percutaneous, laparoscopic, or robotic-aided treatment more precisely and safely, to achieve complete tumor removal and sparing of the function of critical organs. RECENT FINDINGS Although 2D ultrasonography has played a main role as conventional intraoperative image guidance, image-fusion system of ultrasonography with… CONTINUE READING

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