© Anders Jirås, S. O Molin, 1998

Laparascopic surgery

Ref : Molin, S. O., A. Jiras, et al. (1997). "Virtual reality in surgical practice in vitro and in vivo evaluations." Stud Health Technol Inform 39: 246-53.

(This paper describes a method for the acquisition and integrative processing of laparoscopic and endoluminal ultrasound images. We used a stepping motor attached to a stabilizing rig, interfaced to the laparoscope, or the ultrasound probe. 360 degrees laparoscopic scenes were constructed during minimally invasive surgery, and three-dimensional reconstructions were made of related ultrasound data. Integration of 360 degrees panoramas with geometric ultrasound models could be displayed as interactive scenes. This resulted in a better demonstration of the surgical field and topographic anatomy. In conclusion, this type of visualizations may be used in virtual reality simulations for documentation, education and in operative planning.)

The operating theatre

The laparascopic view

And the legacy file: This is a two-node Quicktime VR file. You have to download the file to read it with QuickTime player 7 (7.66). Apple download site for QuickTime Player 7.66: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

Download the zipped surgscene.mov: