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LapAssistent — a laparoscopic liver surgery assistance system

  • Volker Martens
  • Stefan Schlichting
  • Armin Besirevic
  • Markus Kleemann
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 22)

Abstract

In this work we present a navigation system for laparoscopic interventions on the liver. Our system provides a convenient global interface for guiding the surgeon through the surgical workflow. Instruments are tracked magnetically and registration with preoperative data can be performed in several ways. Currently, we evaluate the system in an animal study.

Keywords

planning data magnetic tracking laparoscopic ultrasound registration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Martens
    • 1
  • Stefan Schlichting
    • 2
  • Armin Besirevic
    • 2
  • Markus Kleemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Robotics and Cognitive SystemsLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Clinic for SurgeryUniversity Hospital LübeckGermany

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