Development of AR surgical navigation systems for multiple surgical regions

Naoki Suzuki*, Asaki Hattori, Jiro Iimura, Nobuyoshi Otori, Shinji Onda, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Katsuhiko Yanaga

*Corresponding author for this work

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8 Citations (Scopus)


The purpose of our research is to develop surgical navigation systems to enhance surgical safety. Our systems make use of augmented reality technology to superimpose, on the surgery screen on a real time basis, patients' organ models reconstructed in 3D from their X-ray CT data taken before surgery. By doing so, the systems display anatomical risk materials, tumors and blood vessels which surgeons cannot see with their naked eyes. This will in turn lead to surgeons intuitively grasping the inner structures of the operational fields. We so far have been developing navigation systems that can conduct surgeries in various fields. The basic structure of the navigation systems are the same. The navigation systems uses different peripheral equipment and different methods to display navigation images which best meet the demands of each type of surgery. In this thesis, we report on our navigation systems for 2 types of surgery-endoscopic sinus surgery and hepatobilialy-pancreatic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 21, NextMed/MMVR 2014
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614993742
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014 - Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Feb 202014 Feb 22

Publication series

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


Conference21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityManhattan Beach, CA


  • Augmented reality
  • Surgical navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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