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

  • Dirk Engel
  • Arno Pernozzoli
  • Oliver Schorr
  • Jakob Brief
  • Thorsten Heurich
  • Joerg Raczkowsky
  • Stefan Hassfeld
  • Heinz Woern
  • Joachim Muehling
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-56168-9_236

Cite this paper as:
Engel D. et al. (2002) Evaluation of a computer aided planning and surgical robot system for craniofacial surgery. In: Lemke H.U., Inamura K., Doi K., Vannier M.W., Farman A.G., Reiber J.H.C. (eds) CARS 2002 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

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 

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Engel
    • 1
  • Arno Pernozzoli
    • 2
  • Oliver Schorr
    • 1
  • Jakob Brief
    • 2
  • Thorsten Heurich
    • 1
  • Joerg Raczkowsky
    • 1
  • Stefan Hassfeld
    • 1
  • Heinz Woern
    • 1
  • Joachim Muehling
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Process Control and RoboticsUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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