Scientific article

Console-integrated stereoscopic OsiriX 3D volume-rendered images for da Vinci colorectal robotic surgery

Published inSurgical innovation, vol. 20, no. 2, p. 158-163
Publication date2013

The increased distance between surgeon and surgical field is a significant problem in laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery, although providing advantages for the operator, increases this gap by completely removing force feedback. Enhancement with visual tools can therefore be beneficial. The goal of this preliminary work was to create a custom plugin for OsiriX to display volume-rendered images in the da Vinci surgeon's console. The TilePro multi-input display made the generated stereoscopic pairs appear to have depth. Tumor position, vascular supply, spatial location, and relationship between organs appear directly within the surgeon's field of view. This study presents a case of totally robotic right colectomy for cancer using this new technology. Sight diversion was no longer necessary. Depth perception was subjectively perceived as profitable. Total immersion in the operative field helped compensate for the lack of tactile feedback specific to robotic intervention. This innovative tool is a step forward toward augmented-reality robot-assisted surgery.

  • Adenocarcinoma/surgery
  • Aged
  • Colonic Neoplasms/surgery
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures/instrumentation/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional/methods
  • Laparoscopy/instrumentation/methods
  • Robotics/instrumentation/methods
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted/instrumentation/methods
Citation (ISO format)
VOLONTE, Francesco Giorgio Domenic et al. Console-integrated stereoscopic OsiriX 3D volume-rendered images for da Vinci colorectal robotic surgery. In: Surgical innovation, 2013, vol. 20, n° 2, p. 158–163. doi: 10.1177/1553350612446353
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ISSN of the journal1553-3506

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