High-speed 3-dimensional imaging in robot-assisted thoracic surgical procedures

Naohiro Kajiwara*, Soichi Akata, Masaru Hagiwara, Koichi Yoshida, Yasufumi Kato, Masatoshi Kakihana, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Kawate, Norihiko Ikeda

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We used a high-speed 3-dimensional (3D) image analysis system (SYNAPSE VINCENT, Fujifilm Corp, Tokyo, Japan) to determine the best positioning of robotic arms and instruments preoperatively. The da Vinci S (Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA) was easily set up accurately and rapidly for this operation. Preoperative simulation and intraoperative navigation using the SYNAPSE VINCENT for robot-assisted thoracic operations enabled efficient planning of the operation settings. The SYNAPSE VINCENT can detect the tumor location and depict surrounding tissues quickly, accurately, and safely. This system is also excellent for navigational and educational use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2182-2184
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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