Navigation in endoscopic soft tissue surgery: perspectives and limitations.

  title={Navigation in endoscopic soft tissue surgery: perspectives and limitations.},
  author={Matthias Baumhauer and Marco Feuerstein and Hans-Peter Meinzer and Jens Rassweiler},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={22 4},
Despite rapid developments in the research areas of medical imaging, medical image processing, and robotics, the use of computer assistance in surgical routine is still limited to diagnostics, surgical planning, and interventions on mostly rigid structures. In order to establish a computer-aided workflow from diagnosis to surgical treatment and follow-up, several proposals for computer-assisted soft tissue interventions have been made in recent years. By means of different pre- and… CONTINUE READING

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