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 ARGUS: Harnessing Intraoperative Navigation for Augmented Reality


Augmented reality techniques can be used to provide a display of additional information to the surgeon during an intervention. Such additional graphical representations can include organs, risk structures or operation plan elements like planned points or trajectories. We describe a novel approach to the design of an augmented reality application for surgery. While most experimental systems for augmented reality in medicine rely on specific hardware and software components, our design only uses existing, commercially available medical equipment. We show that all information necessary for generating an augmented image can be obtained from a device for image guided surgery (IGS). Thus the transition from an experimental state into the clinical practice is facilitated.


   AUTHOR = {J. Fischer and M. Neff and D. Freudenstein and D. Bartz and W. Stra{\ss}er},
   TITLE = {{ARGUS: Harnessing Intraoperative Navigation for Augmented Reality}},
   BOOKTITLE = {{38. DGBMT Jahrestagung Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)}},
   PAGES = {42--43},
   MONTH = {September},
   YEAR = {2004}


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