A robotic surgery system (da Vinci) with image guided function

Asaki Hattori, Naoki Suzuki, Makoto Hashizume, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Kozo Konishi, Shohei Yamaguchi, Mitsuo Shimada, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe

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We have developed a data fusion system for the robotics surgery system 'da Vinci'. The data fusion system is composed of an optical 3D location sensor and a digital video processing system. The 3D location sensor is attached to the da Vinci's laparoscope and measures its location and direction. The digital video processing system captures the laparoscope's view and superimposes 3D patient's organ models onto the captured view in real-time. We applied the system to 'da Vinci' and examined this system during a cholecystectomy. In this experiment, the surgeon was able to observe the inner conditions of the organs with a stereo view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 11 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Horizon
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586033204, 9781586033200
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event11th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2003 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Jan 222003 Jan 25

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference11th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA


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