Dual surgical navigation using augmented and virtual environment techniques

Sungmin Kim, Jaesung Hong, Sanghyun Joung, Atsushi Yamada, Nozomu Matsumoto, Sun I. Kim, Young Soo Kim, Makoto Hashizume

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To obtain additional depth and visual information in endoscopic surgery, a dual surgical navigation system using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) techniques complementarily was developed. A VR environment was constructed in the default 3-D view of the navigation software and an AR environment was developed as a plug-in module. The spatial relationships among the target organ, endoscope, and surgical tools were visualized, and the visual information superimposing invisible organs on the endoscopic images was supplied using the AR environment. Phantom experiments and preliminary clinical application showed promising results for surgical navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-169
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Optomechatronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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