Teleassisted stereotactic endoscopic surgery
Truppe M.*, Freysinger W., Gunkel A.R., Thumfart W. F.
University Innsbruck, Dept. ENT, *ARTMA Medizintechnik GmbH
Augmented Reality, Telesurgery, Stereotaxy, Endoscopic Surgery
The ARTMA Virtual Patient® System introduced augmented reality for
visualization of virtual anatomical structures in endoscopic surgery. Computer
generated structures are fused with the endoscopic video images in real
time. Interventional Video Tomography (IVT) allows 3D reconstruction from
any kind of medical planar imaging data like endoscopic video, fluoroscopic
imaging and ultrasound and their correlation with computer tomography (CT)
and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
This technology makes it feasible to distribute intraoperative imaging over
a network and visualize in the operating room stereotactic surgical simulations
created by experts in remote locations. Although we show the communication
between different countries it will have the biggest impact for workflow
and communication within departments with networked computer systems.
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Computer Assisted Radiology
10th International Symposium and Exhibition
Paris, June 26 - 29, 1996
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