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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2007 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 10-14
Nassir Navab , CAMP, Technische Universität München, Germany
Joerg Traub , CAMP, Technische Universität München, Germany
Tobias Sielhorst , CAMP, Technische Universität München, Germany
Marco Feuerstein , CAMP, Technische Universität München, Germany
Christoph Bichlmeier , CAMP, Technische Universität München, Germany
One key to the success of a user interface that includes AR visualization is its ability to automatically recognize different phases of a workflow, which each require various levels of augmentation. It is also important for the AR system to be transparent to the user during the rest of the procedure. These issues have greater importance when dealing with computer-aided surgery applications. In most of these applications, a surgeon needs augmentation for only quite brief periods, such as choosing the ports for a laparoscopic intervention or localizing the major arteries before starting a liver resection. These augmentations, however, can play an important role in the overall procedure's success. During the past three years, the authors have tried to develop such integrated AR solutions in the context of minimally invasive surgery. In this article, they discuss their activities and recent results.
augmented reality, surgery, virtual reality, medical procedures

M. Feuerstein, T. Sielhorst, J. Traub, C. Bichlmeier and N. Navab, "Action- and Workflow-Driven Augmented Reality for Computer-Aided Medical Procedures," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. , pp. 10-14, 2007.
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