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Insertable surgical imaging device with pan, tilt, zoom, and lighting

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Insertable surgical imaging device with pan, tilt, zoom, and lighting
Abstract— This paper describes work we have done in developing an insertable surgical imaging device with multiple degrees-of-freedom for minimally invasive surgery. The device is fully insertable into the abdomen using standard 12mm trocars. It consists of a modular camera and lens system which has pan and tilt capability provided by 2 small DC servo motors. It also has its own integrated lighting system that is part of the camera assembly. Once the camera is inserted into the abdomen, the insertion port is available for additional tooling, motivating the idea of single port surgery. A third zoom axis has been designed for the camera as well, allowing close-up and far-away imaging of surgical sites with a single camera unit. In animal tests with the device we have performed surgical procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, running (measuring) the bowel, suturing, and nephrectomy. The tests show that the new device is: • Easier and more intuitive to use than a standard l...
Tie Hu, Peter K. Allen, Nancy J. Hogle, Dennis L.
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors Tie Hu, Peter K. Allen, Nancy J. Hogle, Dennis L. Fowler
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