[A new concept in digestive surgery: the computer assisted surgical procedure, from virtual reality to telemanipulation]

Abstract : Surgical simulation increasingly appears to be an essential aspect of tomorrow's surgery. The development of a hepatic surgery simulator is an advanced concept calling for a new writing system which will transform the medical world: virtual reality. Virtual reality extends the perception of our five senses by representing more than the real state of things by the means of computer sciences and robotics. It consists of three concepts: immersion, navigation and interaction. Three reasons have led us to develop this simulator: the first is to provide the surgeon with a comprehensive visualisation of the organ. The second reason is to allow for planning and surgical simulation that could be compared with the detailed flight-plan for a commercial jet pilot. The third lies in the fact that virtual reality is an integrated part of the concept of computer assisted surgical procedure. The project consists of a sophisticated simulator which has to include five requirements: visual fidelity, interactivity, physical properties, physiological properties, sensory input and output. In this report we will describe how to get a realistic 3D model of the liver from bi-dimensional 2D medical images for anatomical and surgical training. The introduction of a tumor and the consequent planning and virtual resection is also described, as are force feedback and real-time interaction.
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Jacques Marescaux, Jean-Marie Clément, M. Nord, Y. Russier, V. Tassetti, et al.. [A new concept in digestive surgery: the computer assisted surgical procedure, from virtual reality to telemanipulation]. Bulletin de l'Académie Nationale de Médecine, Elsevier Masson, 1997, 181 (8), pp.1609. 〈inria-00615065〉



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