Intra-operative tumour localisation in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery: A review

Min Li*, Hongbin Liu, Allen Jiang, Lakmal D. Seneviratne, Prokar Dasgupta, Kaspar Althoefer, Helge Wurdemann

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Abstract

Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery has many advantages compared to conventional open surgery and also certain drawbacks: it causes less operative trauma and faster recovery times but does not allow for direct tumour palpation as is the case in open surgery. This article reviews state-of-the-art intra-operative tumour localisation methods used in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery and in particular methods that employ force-based sensing, tactile-based sensing, and medical imaging techniques. The limitations and challenges of these methods are discussed and future research directions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-522
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Volume228
Issue number5
Early online date7 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Haptic feedback
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • palpation
  • tumour localisation
  • TISSUE ABNORMALITY IDENTIFICATION
  • OF-THE-ART
  • TACTILE DISPLAY
  • REAL-TIME
  • SURGICAL SIMULATION
  • PALPATION
  • FORCE
  • FEEDBACK
  • SYSTEM
  • REGISTRATION

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