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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Presentation at
CAR ´96
Computer Assisted Radiology
10th International Symposium and Exhibition
Paris, June 26 - 29, 1996

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