Surgical navigation systems based on augmented reality technologies
Ivanov, V.; Krivtsov, A.; Strelkov, S.; Gulyaev, D.; Godanyuk, D.; Kalakutsky, N.; Pavlov, A.; Petropavloskaya, M.; Smirnov, A.; Yaremenko, A. Surgical navigation systems based on augmented reality technologies. arXiv, 2021; arXiv:2106.00727 (Scopus)
This study considers modern surgical navigation systems based on augmented reality technologies. Augmented reality glasses are used to construct holograms of the patient’s organs from MRI and CT data, subsequently transmitted to the glasses. This, in addition to seeing the actual patient, the surgeon gains visualization inside the patient’s body (bones, soft tissues, blood vessels, etc.). The solutions developed at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University allow reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and preserving healthy tissues. This also improves the navigation process, making it easier to estimate the location and size of the tumor to be removed.