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Workspace Analysis for Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery : A Preliminary Study

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The integration of medical imaging, computational analysis, and robotic technology has brought about a significant transformation in minimally invasive surgical procedures, particularly in the realm of laparoscopic rectal surgery (LRS). This specialized surgical technique, aimed at addressing rectal cancer, requires an in-depth comprehension of the spatial dynamics within the narrow space of the pelvis. Leveraging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans as a foundational dataset, this study incorporates them into Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to generate precise three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of the patient's anatomy. At the core of this research is the analysis of the surgical workspace, a critical aspect in the optimization of robotic interventions. Sophisticated computational algorithms process MRI data within the CAD environment, meticulously calculating the dimensions and contours of the pelvic internal regions. The outcome is a nuanced understanding of both viable and restricted zones during LRS, taking into account factors such as curvature, diameter variations, and potential obstacles. This paper delves deeply into the complexities of workspace analysis for robotic LRS, illustrating the seamless collaboration between medical imaging, CAD software, and surgical robotics. Through this interdisciplinary approach, the study aims to surpass traditional surgical methodologies, offering novel insights for a paradigm shift in optimizing robotic interventions within the complex environment of the pelvis.
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hal-04462315 , version 1 (21-02-2024)

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Alexandra Thomieres, Dhruva Khanzode, Emilie Duchalais, Ranjan Jha, Damien Chablat. Workspace Analysis for Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery : A Preliminary Study. 33rd International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, 2024. ⟨hal-04462315⟩
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