A Magnetic Laser Scanner for Endoscopic Microsurgery

  • Alperen ¬†Acemoglu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 87-87

About this book


This book focuses on the design, development, and characterization of a compact magnetic laser scanner for microsurgical applications. In addition, it proposes a laser incision depth controller to be used in soft tissue microsurgeries.

The use of laser scanners in soft tissue microsurgery results in high quality ablations with minimal thermal damage to surrounding tissue. However, current scanner technologies for microsurgery are limited to free-beam lasers, which require direct line-of-sight to the surgical site, from outside the patient. Developing compact laser micromanipulation systems is crucial to introducing laser-scanning capabilities in hard-to-reach surgical sites, e.g., vocal cords.

In this book, the design and fabrication of a magnetically actuated endoscopic laser scanner have been shown, one that introduces high-speed laser scanning for high quality, non-contact tissue ablations in narrow workspaces. Static and dynamic characterization of the system, its teleoperation through a tablet device, and its control modelling for automated trajectory executions have been shown using a fabricated and assembled prototype. Following this, the book discusses how the laser position and velocity control capabilities of the scanner can be used to design a laser incision depth controller to assist surgeons during operations.


Endoscopic Laser Scanner Soft Tissue Ablation Transoral Laser Microsurgery Modeling Laser Incision Process Automated Laser Incisions Laser Incision Depth Control Robotic-assisted Microsurgery Magnetic Laser Scanner High-Speed Laser Scanning

Authors and affiliations

  • Alperen ¬†Acemoglu
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Robotics Laboratory, Department of Advanced RoboticsIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23192-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23193-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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