The evolution of robotic surgery and its application to minimally invasive procedures, especially in the urological field, has defined a new standard of treatment: the so called “precision surgery”. The ambition to specifically design a single treatment for each patient is pursued, at first, during the preoperative planning. However, the question about the best imaging required to perfectly plan the surgical strategy still remains debated. In this field, an ever growing interest is addressed to threedimensional (3D) virtual reconstructions of 2D cross-sectional standard images, in order to increase operator’s awareness of the anatomy of every single patient.
3D virtual reconstructions can be exploited in three different settings: (1) cognitive procedures; (2) printing and application to cognitive procedures; (3) augmented reality procedures. This latter, consisting in the overlap of 3D virtual images to the real anatomy during the surgical procedure, is the most promising one.
The aim of this webinar is to make an overview of the various application of augmented reality in the surgical field, from its development to the preliminary clinical experiences.
- Publication date: June 2020
- Available languages: English
- Topic: Augmented reality and robotic surgery
- CME: 1 European CME credits (ECMEC)
- Duration: Approx. 60 – 90 minutes