Computer Assisted Spine Surgery

P. Sautot, S. Lavallee, J. Troccaz, P. Cinquin, and P. Merloz

Computer assisted spine surgery follows the basic ideas developed for Computer Assisted Medical Intervention (CAMI). Quantitative analysis of medical images makes it possible to localize with great accuracy anatomical structures. This is fruitfully used to drive guiding systems. This method tends to minimize invasive surgery and increases the quality of surgical interventions. In this article we present our methodology and develop some results leading to clinical experimentations.

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