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Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

J. Traub, P. Stefan, S.M. Heining, T. Sielhorst, C. Riquarts, E. Euler, N. Navab
Stereoscopic augmented reality navigation for trauma surgery: cadaver experiment and usability study
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2006; Vol. 1 Suppl. 1, page 30 - 31. The original publication is available online at www.springerlink.com (bib)

Intraoperative guidance systems have been proposed for various medical applications and with various technologies. One technology is using augmented reality visualization, a technique that superimposes acquired patient data e.g. pre-operative or intra-operative imaging data in-situ. This means the imaging data is projected spatially registered onto the surgeon's real view of the region of interest. In-situ visualization has advantages in applications where depth does not matter, but the lateral positioning. In this work we describe the tests of a head mounted augmented reality system on phantoms to validate the procedure and finally on a cadaver experiment. Three trauma surgeons performed the interlocking of intramedullary nails (im-nail locking) on the cadaver, representing a standard operating procedure in minimally invasive trauma surgery that requires high precision in lateral dimensions.
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