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Design and Evaluation of Image Guidance Systems for RARP

Thompson, S; Penney, G; Challacombe, B; Hawkes, D; Dasgupta, P; (2012) Design and Evaluation of Image Guidance Systems for RARP. Presented at: 27th Engineering and Urology Society (EUS) Annual Meeting, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is a strong appetite amongst laparoscopic surgeons for image guidance during the procedure. It seems intuitively obvious that providing the surgeon with additional information on the location of unseen anatomy can only improve patient outcomes. This is not necessarily the case however. If the system gives information that is not relevant to the procedure it becomes a distraction. Similarly, if the system has large alignment errors the information may be dangerously wrong. One danger is that image guidance systems can be developed on an ad-hoc basis based not on targeted clinical goals but on the technical expertise and research goals of the scientists and engineers involved. Such a system may or may not benefit the patient. However, there is a real danger, as discussed by [1], that such systems will be introduced into surgical practice without proper assessment. We present our minimalist image guidance system for robot assisted radical prostatectomy together with a design and evaluation framework built upwards from the desired clinical outcomes.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Design and Evaluation of Image Guidance Systems for RARP
Event: 27th Engineering and Urology Society (EUS) Annual Meeting
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, USA
Dates: 19 May 2012
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://engineering-urology.org/am/27EUS_2012.pdf
Language: English
Keywords: Prostatectomy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1511847
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