Surgical task and skill classification from eye tracking and tool motion in minimally invasive surgery

Narges Ahmidi, Gregory D. Hager, Lisa Ishii, Gabor Fichtinger, Gary L. Gallia, Masaru Ishii

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Abstract

In the context of minimally invasive surgery, clinical risks are highly associated with surgeons' skill in manipulating surgical tools and their knowledge of the closed anatomy. A quantitative surgical skill assessment can reduce faulty procedures and prevent some surgical risks. In this paper focusing on sinus surgery, we present two methods to identify both skill level and task type by recording motion data of surgical tools as well as the surgeon's eye gaze location on the screen. We generate a total of 14 discrete Hidden Markov Models for seven surgical tasks at both expert and novice levels using a repeated k-fold evaluation method. The dataset contains 95 expert and 139 novice trials of surgery over a cadaver. The results reveal two insights: eye-gaze data contains skill related structures; and adding this info to the surgical tool motion data improves skill assessment by 13.2% and 5.3% for expert and novice levels, respectively. The proposed system quantifies surgeon's skill level with an accuracy of 82.5% and surgical task type of 77.8%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI2010 - 13th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages295-302
Number of pages8
EditionPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 20 2010Sep 24 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6363 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period9/20/109/24/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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