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62nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)
Joint Meeting with the Polish Society of Neurosurgeons (PNCH)

German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)

7 - 11 May 2011, Hamburg

Operation microscope-mounted touch display tablet PC for intraoperative imaging visualization: technical note and comparison with other modalities

Meeting Abstract

  • E. Soehngen - Technical University of Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany
  • N.N. Rahmah - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
  • Y. Kakizawa - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
  • T. Horiuchi - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
  • Y. Fujii - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
  • T. Kiuchi - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
  • K. Hongo - Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie. Polnische Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgen. 62. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC), Joint Meeting mit der Polnischen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgen (PNCH). Hamburg, 07.-11.05.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. DocP 102

DOI: 10.3205/11dgnc323, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11dgnc3234

Published: April 28, 2011

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Outline

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Objective: The authors have developed a novel sterilely draped touch display solution for convenient intraoperative access to imaging data. This study describes the technology and clinical experience of the system.

Methods: We developed a flexible, mounted touch display tablet PC (Apple iPad) that allows for fixation of the display on the operation microscope and fine adjustments during surgery when the microscope is moved. We compared this setup with a conventional wall-mounted flat-panel and a mobile display stand in illustrative cases of vestibular schwannoma.

Results: The surgeon was able to employ the system without the need to leave the operation field or the need for external assistance while referring to imaging data. Commanding through imaging data with sterile gloves on the touch display was more convenient, more precise and faster than with other modalities.

Conclusions: The operation microscope-mounted touch display provides useful assistance for intraoperative imaging visualization in neurosurgical procedures.