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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2007 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 54-66
Cagatay Basdogan , Koc University
Mert Sedef , Koc University
Matthias Harders , ETH Zurich
Stefan Wesarg , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Simulation-based training using VR techniques is a promising alternative to traditional training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Simulators let the trainee touch, feel, and manipulate virtual tissues and organs through the same surgical tool handles used in actual MIS while viewing images of tool-tissue interactions on a monitor as in real laparoscopic procedures.
surgical simulation, virtual reality, medical training, minimally invasive surgery, survey

M. Harders, C. Basdogan, S. Wesarg and M. Sedef, "VR-Based Simulators for Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. , pp. 54-66, 2007.
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