Letter to the Editor on “Designing a Wearable Navigation System for Image-Guided Cancer Resection Surgery”
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I read with great interest the paper recently published in this prestigious journal,6 and I would like to initiate a discussion to clarify two topics, that in my opinion, are not clear.
Before posing the questions, however, I would like to offer the new readers of this paper some information on this interesting and complex work. The goal of the paper was to describe and evaluate an original solution for visualization of the surgical margins visible under fluorescence imaging. As stated by the authors, current fluorescence imaging systems do not provide the surgeon with a natural point of view because the fluorescent images, which show anatomic structures and lesions not visible to the unaided eye, are generally reproduced on an additional tabletop or ceiling-mounted display. These solutions are ergonomic during endoscopic surgery because the surgeon usually operates watching video images reproduced on a steady display. To offer an ergonomic solution for open surgery, the implementation...
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