The "Image-guided Navigation
Technologies Providing Surgical Guidance" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
 reported the evaluation of CT image-guided navigation
of pedicle screws in small thoracic pedicles.
Luz et al., "Evaluation of an image-guided navigation
system in the training of functional endoscopic sinus surgeons.
Pelvic fixation 'opportunity tunnels' are narrow and multiplanar images are necessary to avoid damage to vulnerable nearby neurovascular structures, such as the L5 and S1 nerve roost, cauda equina at the level of the first sacral vertebra, and the crossing of the femoral vein and artery superior to the superior pubic bone. 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.
Following embolization of tumor-feeding vessels, both patients underwent definitive treatment with the use of the Coblator II Surgery System (ArthroCare) equipped with an Evac Xtra Plasma Wand and facilitated by image-guided navigation
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.) fit into the tip of medical instruments and provide non-radiating navigation to internal lesions, enabling surgeons to replace open surgeries with less invasive procedures.
Philips expects the global market for image-guided navigation
to reach $600 million by 2015.
During surgery image-guided navigation
provides improved surgical precision.