Real-time 3D deformation imaging of abdominal organs in laparoscopy

Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Naoki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Asaki Hattori

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In laparoscopic surgery, surgeons encounter particular difficulties during the course of the operation. Due to the restricted view from the endoscope and the limited degree of freedom using forceps, surgeons find their movements impeded. It would be necessary to develop a support system to provide surgeons with improved laparoscopic vision. If real-time visualization of the abdominal anatomy is possible, it will be useful for accurate procedure and quantitative evaluation. In this paper, The laser-scan endoscope system acquires and visualizes the shape and texture of the area of interest in a flash of time. Results of in-vivo experiments on the liver of a pig verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

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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