[Updated on Apr. 18] Integration of CiNii Articles into CiNii Research

Application of Augmented Reality to Stereotactic Biopsy

Search this article

Abstract

<p>Both frame-based stereotaxy and frameless stereotaxy are established surgical procedures. However, they each have their respective disadvantages when used in the biopsy of a deep-seated lesion. To overcome the drawbacks associated with these procedures, we evaluated the feasibility of applying augmented reality (AR) to stereotactic biopsy. We applied our trans-visible navigator (TVN) to frame-based stereotactic biopsy in five cases of deep-seated lesions. This navigation system uses the AR concept, allowing surgeons to view three-dimensional virtual models of anatomical structures superimposed over the surgical field on a tablet personal computer. Using TVN, we could easily confirm a clear trajectory avoiding the important structures as well as the target point’s location in the lesion. Use of the stereotactic apparatus allowed the surgeon to easily advance the biopsy probe to the target point. Consequently, a satisfactory histopathological diagnosis without complication was achieved in all cases. In conclusion, applying AR to stereotactic biopsy is feasible and may improve the safety of the procedure.</p>

Journal

Citations (0)*help

See more

References(12)*help

See more

Related Articles

See more

Related Data

See more

Related Books

See more

Related Dissertations

See more

Related Projects

See more

Related Products

See more

Details

Report a problem

Back to top