Virtual Planning and Intraoperative Navigation in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

TitleVirtual Planning and Intraoperative Navigation in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGuiñales, J., J. L. Cebrian Carretero, and M. B. García
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
IssueSpecial Issue on 3D Medicine and Artificial Intelligence
Date Published09/2017

Surgery planning assisted by computer represents one important example of the collaboration between surgeons and engineers. Virtual planning allows surgeons to pre-do the surgery by working over a virtual 3D model of the patient obtained through a computer tomography. Through surgical navigation, surgeons are helped while working with deep structures and can check if they are following accurately the surgical plan. These assistive tools are crucial in the field of facial reconstructive surgery. This paper describes two cases, one related to orbital fractures and another one related to oncological patients, showing the advantages that these tools provide, specifically when used for craniomaxillofacial surgery.

KeywordsComputer aided design, Medicine, Robotics, Surgery
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