Real-time medical imaging techniques and computer aided surgery

Naoki Suzuki*

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The aim of our research is to develop systems that can be applied to present clinical medicine and to develop new medical imaging techniques for the future. High-dimensional imaging have enabled noninvasive, realistic, uninhibited, and accurate observations of human spatial structures and their dynamics. In addition, the availability of real-time imaging, robotics and medical VR techniques expand the possibilities for diagnosis, treatment, and education. Surgical simulation system that allows operation in a virtual environment has been developed to make preoperational surgical planning. Our system allows surgeon to perform interactive surgical procedures with an organ model for visualization of tissue deformations. Some kind of surgical navigation systems that allow 3D visualization of inner structures such as blood vessels or tumors located under other organs within surgical field, have been developed. Also we have designed and constructed a new operating room that equipped new imaging devices for evaluating our system in clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalOto-Rhino-Laryngology Tokyo
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Image guided surgery
  • Real-time imaging
  • Surgery simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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