World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 208–212 | Cite as

Patient-specific Surgical Simulation



Technological innovations of the twentieth century have provided medicine and surgery with new tools for education and therapy definition. Thus, by combining Medical Imaging and Virtual Reality, patient-specific applications providing preoperative surgical simulation have become possible.



The authors thank the French National League against Cancer, the Alsace Region, OSEO Anvar and the French Research Ministry for financial support; their industrial partner, Karl Storz, for providing a complete force-feedback system at no cost; the research and development teams of IRCAD and all medical partners who provided the medical images of patients; Afshin Gangi and Catherine Roy, from the Radiology Department of the University Hospital of Strasbourg; and finally, the entire digestive and endocrine surgical team of Prof. Marescaux, in particular, Prof. Didier Mutter, Prof. Joël Leroy, and Dr. Michel Vix.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Recherche sur les Cancers de l’Appareil Digestif (IRCAD)1 place de l’HôpitalStrasbourgFrance

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