Micro-neurosurgical system in the deep surgical field

Daisuke Asai, Surman Katopo, Jumpei Arata, Shin'ichi Warisawa, Mamoru Mitsuishi, Akio Morita, Shigeo Sora, Takaaki Kirino, Ryo Mochizuki

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In neurosurgery, surgeons have to perform precise manipulations with poor visibility due to the presence of blood or cerebrospinal fluid and it is particularly difficult to operate in the deep surgical field. The authors have developed a microsurgical system for neurosurgery in the deep surgical field that addresses these difficulties. The authors succeeded in suturing the carotid artery of a rat under a glass tube 120 [mm] in depth and 50 [mm] in diameter. In this paper, the authors propose the concept of robotic-assisted micro-neurosurgery. The design and the system are presented. Furthermore, the performance of the system and in-vivo experiments on rats are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue number1 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: Sept 26 2004Sept 29 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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