Minimally Invasive Kidney and Liver Surgery
This increasing acceptance of minimally invasive kidney (renal) and liver (hepatic) surgery has demanded our engineering efforts to focus on improving these current image-guided procedures.
Some of the current system limitations are that:
video is not stereoscopic Laparoscopic
- Preoperative images (taken from CT and MR) are not effectively integrated into the visualization
The proposed direction of our laboratory is to integrate stereoscopic video with laparoscopic ultrasound to provide better visualization and improved depth perception. We hope to apply this system to kidney tumor resection.
- How can we integrate mono- and stereoscopic
laproscopywith interoperative ultrasound?
- Can vision-based tracking decrease the expense of
laproscopicprocedures without sacrificing accuracy or speed?