In vivo pan/tilt endoscope with integrated light source, zoom and auto-focusing

Tie Hu, Peter K. Allen, Roger Goldman, Nancy J. Hogle, Dennis L. Fowler

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Abstract

We describe a surgical imaging device with pan, tilt, zoom and integrated LED light source. It can be fully inserted into the abdomen, leaving the insertion port free for tooling. Using a porcine model we have tested the device and performed surgical procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, running (measuring) the bowel, suturing, and nephrectomy. The tests show that the new device is: • Easier and more intuitive to use than a standard laparoscope. • Joystick operation requires no specialized operator training. • Field of view and access to relevant regions of the body were superior to a standard laparoscope using a single port. • Time to perform procedures was better or equivalent to a standard laparoscope. We believe these insertable platforms will be an integral part of future surgical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Pages174-179
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 2008Feb 1 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume132
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/30/082/1/08

Keywords

  • Imaging device
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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