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Developing a virtual reality simulation system for preoperative planning of thoracoscopic thoracic surgery

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Title: Developing a virtual reality simulation system for preoperative planning of thoracoscopic thoracic surgery
Authors: Ujiie, Hideki Browse this author
Yamaguchi, Aogu Browse this author
Gregor, Alexander Browse this author
Chan, Harley Browse this author
Kato, Tatsuya Browse this author
Hida, Yasuhiro Browse this author
Kaga, Kichizo Browse this author
Wakasa, Satoru Browse this author
Eitel, Chad Browse this author
Clapp, Tod R. Browse this author
Yasufuku, Kazuhiro Browse this author
Keywords: Virtual reality (VR)
video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
head-mounted display (HMD)
augmented reality (AR)
Issue Date: Feb-2021
Publisher: AME Publishing Company
Journal Title: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Start Page: 778
End Page: 783
Publisher DOI: 10.21037/jtd-20-2197
Abstract: Background: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become a standard approach for the treatment of lung cancer. However, its minimally invasive nature limits the field of view and reduces tactile feedback. These limitations make it vital that surgeons thoroughly familiarize themselves with the patient’s anatomy preoperatively. We have developed a virtual reality (VR) surgical navigation system using head-mounted displays (HMD). The aim of this study was to investigate the potential utility of this VR simulation system in both preoperative planning and intraoperative assistance, including support during thoracoscopic sublobar resection. Methods: Three-dimensional (3D) polygon data derived from preoperative computed tomography data was loaded into BananaVision software developed at Colorado State University and displayed on an HMD. An interactive 3D reconstruction image was created, in which all the pulmonary structures could be individually imaged. Preoperative resection simulations were performed with patient-individualized reconstructed 3D images. Results: The 3D anatomic structure of pulmonary vessels and a clear vision into the space between the lesion and adjacent tissues were successfully appreciated during preoperative simulation. Surgeons could easily evaluate the real patient’s anatomy in preoperative simulations to improve the accuracy and safety of actual surgery. The VR software and HMD allowed surgeons to visualize and interact with real patient data in true 3D providing a unique perspective. Conclusions: This initial experience suggests that a VR simulation with HMD facilitated preoperative simulation. Routine imaging modalities combined with VR systems could substantially improve preoperative planning and contribute to the safety and accuracy of anatomic resection.
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Submitter: 氏家 秀樹

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