17] Pelvic ring injuries that are treated with iliosacral screws, using image-guided navigation
, show 96% of well-placed screws in postoperative radiographs and CT scans,, but a medical robotic system has not yet been established for percutaneous iliosacral screw placement.
He focuses mainly on methods for tracking surgical tools and how they can be used to assist the surgeon during the operation, exploring various notions associated with surgeon-computer interface and image-guided navigation
with a range of experimental results.
On 26 July, just 6 days after the launch, 40 international neurosurgeons converged on the laboratory to conduct intensive training sessions that included the most advanced keyhole surgery, showcasing equipment ranging from ZAR1 million human dummies able to replicate human functions and disease symptoms to endoscopes, high-definition surgical microscopes, image-guided navigation
equipment and surgery-enhancing computed tomography scanners.
He initiated the use of image-guided navigation
for pediatric spinal deformities.
Research and technology development is taking place in three main areas: surgery simulation, image-guided navigation
and advanced robotic instrumentation.
The micro-miniaturized sensors in 3D Guidance Systems for Image-guided Navigation
from Ascension Technology Corporation, (Burlington, Vt.
Philips expects the global market for image-guided navigation
to reach $600 million by 2015.
During surgery image-guided navigation
provides improved surgical precision.
BrainLAB's IGS-System VectorVision Fluoro 3D is an intra-operative, image-guided navigation
system that enhances patient safety during spinal surgery.