Using immersive VR as a tool for preoperative planning for minimally invasive donor nephrectomy

Michael J. Mastrangelo, James D. Hoskins, Mathew Nicholls, Larry C. Munch, Thomas D. Johnston, K. Sudhaker Raddy, Dinesh Ranjan, Wayne O. Witzke, Adrian Park

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Abstract

For surgeons approaching minimally invasive donor nephrectomy it is important to identity variant anatomy preoperatively since this anatomy can vary significantly from patient to patient. The goal of this operation is to preserve the architecture and function of the organ so it can be transplanted and function successfully. The ability of the surgeon to navigate through an individual patient's anatomy in a virtual three-dimensional (3D) immersive environment augments understanding of anatomical relationships particular to that individual patient and facilitates conveying that information to other physicians and students. Utilizing automated 3D reconstruction of high contrast computed tomography (CT) scan files viewed in this way, surgeons reported a better preoperative understanding of the anatomical variations and encountered fewer surprises at the time of surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001 - Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space
PublisherIOS Press
Pages298-304
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586031430, 9781586031435
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 27 2001

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume81
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/24/011/27/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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