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1999
IEEE

Digital Design of a Surgical Simulator for Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Digital Design of a Surgical Simulator for Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
We present the design of a simulator for a prototype interventional magnetic resonance imaging scanner. This MRI scanner is integrated with an operating theater, enabling new techniques in minimally invasive surgery. The simulator is designed with a threefold purpose: (1) to provide a rehearsal apparatus for practicing and modifying conventional procedures for use in the magnetic environment, (2) to serve as a visualization workstation for procedure planning and previewing as well as a post-operative review, and (3) to form the foundation of a laboratory workbench for the development of new surgical tools and procedures for minimally invasive surgery. The simulator incorporates preoperative data, either MRI or CT exams, as well as plans generated from a commercial surgical planning product to provide visual feedback during simulated procedures. Dynamic control of the simulation and interactive display of preoperative data in lieu of intra-operative data is handled via an opto-electron...
Terry S. Yoo, Penny Rheingans
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where VISUALIZATION
Authors Terry S. Yoo, Penny Rheingans
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