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CARS 2002 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

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Evaluation of a computer aided planning and surgical robot system for craniofacial surgery

  • Dirk EngelAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Arno PernozzoliAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Heidelberg
  • , Oliver SchorrAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Jakob BriefAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Heidelberg
  • , Thorsten HeurichAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Joerg RaczkowskyAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Stefan HassfeldAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Heinz WoernAffiliated withInstitute for Process Control and Robotics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • , Joachim MuehlingAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Heidelberg

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Abstract

Craniofacial surgery requires skillful and experienced surgeons. Due to the vicinity to vital parts and the great impact of bone repositionings at the complex anatomic structures of the skull, the interventions have to be conducted with high precision. Therefore, we have developed two systems: KasOp, an operation planning system on the basis of 3D-patient-models and RobaCKa, a surgical robot system. After several tests using dummies and animal experiments, which prove the overall system to be safe and accurate, a first test has been conducted on a human test subject.

Keywords

Computer-aided operation planning robot-assisted surgery evaluation