Augmented and Virtual Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery, State of the Art and Future Prospects

Michele Catellani, Giovanni Cordima, Ottavio de Cobelli, Efthymios Papasoulis, Emmanuel Papacostas, Aristotelis Sideridis, Georgia Peleka, Georgios Zampokas, Konstantinos Tsiolis, Angeliki Topalidou-Kyniazopoulou, Ioannis Mariolis, Sotiris Malasiotis, Dimitrios Tzovaras

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Abstract

Computer assisted guidance systems which utilize Augmented Reality (AR) and/or Virtual Reality (VR) during Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) have turned into a prominent research subject in the recent years. These technologies provide noteworthy advantages to the patients and the clinicians, by providing significant additional data during MIS. In this way, a priori information known to the surgeon pre-operatively (segmented anatomical structures of interest and lesions) can be superimposed semi-transparently on the directly visible tissues. This process can lead to higher preservation rates of healthy tissue and shorter post surgical recovery periods. The paper at hand is a survey investigating research efforts that have been conducted in the recent years in terms of utilization of AR and VR in laparoscopic and arthroscopic MIS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019
EditorsJorge Henriques, Paulo de Carvalho, Nuno Neves
PublisherSpringer
Pages1590-1595
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030316341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020
Event15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: Sep 26 2019Sep 28 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume76
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period9/26/199/28/19

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Keywords

  • Arthroscopy
  • Augmented Reality
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Catellani, M., Cordima, G., de Cobelli, O., Papasoulis, E., Papacostas, E., Sideridis, A., Peleka, G., Zampokas, G., Tsiolis, K., Topalidou-Kyniazopoulou, A., Mariolis, I., Malasiotis, S., & Tzovaras, D. (2020). Augmented and Virtual Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery, State of the Art and Future Prospects. In J. Henriques, P. de Carvalho, & N. Neves (Eds.), 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019 (pp. 1590-1595). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 76). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_196