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Interactive telepresence and augmented reality in ENT surgery: Interventional Video Tomography

  • W. Freysinger
  • M. J. Truppe
  • A. R. Gunkel
  • W. F. Thumfart
  • F. Pongracz
  • J. Maierbaeuerl
Basic Tools and Applications in Tele- and Micro-Surgery
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1205)

Abstract

Telepresence is surgery is a demanding technological challenge for communication tools, hard- and software. Interventional Video Tomography (IVT) [1] allows remote-guided intraoperative navigation, guidance, orientation. Provided that the partners have their copy of the medical images and a sufficient bandwidth video transmission line the IVT data set allows to share stereotactic information, like access paths or structures to avoid, by exchanging the positional and orientational information of the used sensors on the “soundtrack” of the transmitted video. Both the remote and the local partner share a file with the stereotactic information of tracked objects and may modify its contents so that an interactive, optimized remote planning of the surgery becomes possible.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Freysinger
    • 1
  • M. J. Truppe
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. R. Gunkel
    • 1
  • W. F. Thumfart
    • 1
  • F. Pongracz
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Maierbaeuerl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ENT DepartmentUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.ARTMA Biomedical Inc.ViennaAustria

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