Tele-surgical simulation system for training in the use of da Vinci™ surgery

Shigeyuki Suzuki, Naoki Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Asaki Hattori, Kozo Konishi, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Makoto Hashizume

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Abstract

Laparoscopic surgery including robotic surgery allows the surgeon to be able to conduct minimally invasive surgery. A surgeon is required to master difficult skills for this surgery to compensate for the narrow field of view, limitation of work space, and the lack of depth sensation. To counteract these drawbacks, we have been developing a training simulation system that can allow surgeons to practice and master surgical procedures. In addition, our system aims to distribute a simulation program, to provide a means of collaboration between remote hospitals, and to be able to provide a means for guidance from an expert surgeon. In this paper, we would like to show the surgery simulation for da Vinci™ surgery, in particular a cholecystectomy. The integral parts of this system are a soft tissue model which is created by the sphere-filled method enabling real-time deformations based on a patient's data, force feedback devices known as a PHANToMTM and the Internet connection. By using this system a surgeon can perform surgical maneuvers such as pushing, grasping, and detachment in real-time manipulation. Moreover, using the broadband communication, we can perform the tele-surgical simulation for training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 13
Subtitle of host publicationThe Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now, MMVR 2005
PublisherIOS Press
Pages543-548
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586034987, 9781586034986
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Annual Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: The Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now, MMVR 2005 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 262005 Jan 29

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume111
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference13th Annual Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: The Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now, MMVR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period05/1/2605/1/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Suzuki, S., Suzuki, N., Hayashibe, M., Hattori, A., Konishi, K., Kakeji, Y., & Hashizume, M. (2005). Tele-surgical simulation system for training in the use of da Vinci™ surgery. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13: The Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now, MMVR 2005 (pp. 543-548). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 111). IOS Press.