Computer-Assisted Surgery: New Developments, Applications and Potential Hazards


Xiaojun Chen (Editor)
Institute of Biomedical Manufacturing and Life Quality Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Series: Surgery – Procedures, Complications, and Results
BISAC: MED085000

Over the past decades, the field of computer-aided surgery has experienced tremendous developments due to the rapid growth of computing power and the improvements in imaging modalities. Based on the guidance of preoperative planning with CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or other volumetric image data associated with the patient, surgical navigation is being widely used in various human anatomies (eye, ear, nose, pelvis, etc.) for minimizing the risks and improving the precision of the surgeries.

Furthermore, robotic systems enable surgeons to perform advanced procedures with greater visualization and dexterity than traditional technology. In this book, the authors present current developments, applications and potential hazards in the domain of computer-aided surgery and robotic surgery. Topics in this compilation include surgical navigation system based on 3D Slicer using augmented reality (AR) technology; computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery; a navigation system in bimaxillary orthognathic surgery; spinal surgical navigation system; scrub nurse robot systems for laparoscopic surgery; ultrasound imaging for robotic orthopedic surgery, etc.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Development of a Surgical Navigation System Based on 3D Slicer Using Augmented Reality (AR) Technology (pp. 1-26)
Xiaojun Chen and Lu Xu (Institute of Biomedical Manufacturing and Life Quality Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)

Chapter 2 – Application of Navigation System in Bimaxillary Surgery (pp. 27-42)
Sun Yi and Constantinus Politis (Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery, KU Leuven University)

Chapter 3 – Computer-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: Image-Guided Interventions and Robotic Surgery (pp. 43-94)
Francisco M. Sánchez Margallo and Juan A. Sánchez Margallo (Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain)

Chapter 4 – Modified Methods of Setting up the Spinal Navigation System (pp. 95-104)
Sang Hoon Jang and Ho-Yeon Lee (Department of Neurosurgery, Gang-buk Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea)

Chapter 5 – Ultrasound Imaging for Robotic Orthopedic Surgery: A Survey (pp. 105-116)
Pedro M. B.Torres and Paulo J. S. Gonçalves (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, School of Technology, Castelo Branco, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6 – Development of Scrub Nurse Robot (SNR) Systems for Laparoscopic Surgery (pp. 117-132)
Kitaro Yoshimitsu (Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science (TWIns), Faculty of Advanced Techno-Surgery (FATS), Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan)

Chapter 7 – T-Cell Shape Variation with Intra-Cellular Ca2+ Concentration: A Joint Image and Shape Study (pp. 133-144)
Yi Gao, Wei Chen, Baoyu Liu, Allen Tannenbaum and Cheng Zhu (Stony Brook University, Dept. Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook, NY, USA, and others)

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