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Evolution of stereoscopic imaging in surgery and recent advances

Schwab, Katie, Smith, Ralph, Brown, Vanessa, Whyte, Martin and Jourdan, Iain (2017) Evolution of stereoscopic imaging in surgery and recent advances World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 9 (8). pp. 368-377.

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In the late 1980s the first laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed prompting a sudden rise in technological innovations as the benefits and feasibility of minimal access surgery became recognised. Monocular laparoscopes provided only two-dimensional (2D) viewing with reduced depth perception and contributed to an extended learning curve. Attention turned to producing a usable three-dimensional (3D) endoscopic view for surgeons; utilising different technologies for image capture and image projection. These evolving visual systems have been assessed in various research environments with conflicting outcomes of success and usability, and no overall consensus to their benefit. This review article aims to provide an explanation of the different types of technologies, summarise the published literature evaluating 3D vs 2D laparoscopy, to explain the conflicting outcomes, and discuss the current consensus view.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Schwab, Katie
Smith, Ralph
Jourdan, Iain
Date : 16 August 2017
DOI : 10.4253/wjge.v9.i8.368
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2017. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved. This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Three-dimensional laparoscopy; Endoscopy; Three-dimensional displays; Minimally invasive surgery; Stereoscopic
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 25 Sep 2019 09:39
Last Modified : 25 Sep 2019 09:39

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