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The T.I.M.C. laboratory which is affiliated with both the Grenoble Hospital and the Institute of Applied Mathematics of Grenoble (IMAG) has been directing a project in Computer & Robot Assisted Surgery since 1985. The idea is to help surgeons use multimodal data in order to plan and execute interventions. The aim is to make operations more reliable more efficient and faster, to optimize surgical techniques using post-operative data, and to enable new surgical procedures. This emerging discipline strongly relies on a partnership between technologists and surgeons.
Many clinical applications use the same basic idea, which is "Image-guided surgery". Our group has been developing a methodology associated with that concept, which relies on four steps:
These four steps will be illustrated with several clinical applications: SPECT/MRI image registration, stereotactic neurosurgery with a positioning robot used for more than 1000 interventions, spine surgery (insertion of screws inside pedicles), knee surgery (optimization of anterior cruciate ligament placement), dentistry (CT-based implant positioning), radiotherapy (accurate repositioning of the patient relative to the irradiation system for prostate cancer), cranio-facial surgery, navigation in retroperitoneoscopy.
Host: Yangsheng Xu (email@example.com) Appointment: Ava Cruse (firstname.lastname@example.org)