Home

About

Advanced Search

Browse by Discipline

Scientific Societies

E-print Alerts

Add E-prints

E-print Network
FAQHELPSITE MAPCONTACT US


  Advanced Search  

 
he goal of surgical simulation is to provide highly realistic training to
 

Summary: T
he goal of surgical simulation is to
provide highly realistic training to
increase the diffusion of innovative
and less-invasive procedures while
decreasing the surgeon's learning curve.
Consider, for instance, the development and
refinement of laparoscopic surgery. In this type
of surgery, abdominal operations such as hepatic
(liver) resections are accomplished through small
incisions. The abdomen of the patient is inflated
with gas to create open space inside and a video
camera is inserted into the abdomen through one
of the small incisions. The video image is
magnified and transmitted to a high-resolution
monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the
abdominal anatomy with great clarity. The
surgery is performed using special instruments
introduced through the other incisions. The
advantages of surgical simulation for the patient

  

Source: Ayache, Nicholas - INRIA

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering