Image-guided navigation surgery

Makoto Hashizume

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Endoscopic surgery has been developed all over the world due to less invasiveness and earlier recovery to normal work. However, there are still some technical difficulties in movement of the instruments or limitation of operative field by endoscopy. One of the break-throughs in those technical difficulties would be an easier access to the real time, on-demand information system. The information would include the patient's vital signs, anatomical structure, or exact location of the targeting area for therapy. The information might be realized as an image which is intuitively understood by the operator. Image-guided navigation surgery is the next generation to the conventional minimally invasive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalOto-Rhino-Laryngology Tokyo
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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