Image guided robotic surgery: Current evidence for effectiveness in urology

  • Anum Pervez MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • Kamran Ahmed | kamran.ahmed@kcl.ac.uk MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • Stephen Thompson MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • Oussama Elhage MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • M. Shamim Khan MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • Prokar Dasgupta MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London and Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Objectives: Discussion of the evolution of image guided surgery (IGS) and its fundamental components and current evidence for effectiveness of IGS in clinical urology. Methods: Literature search for image-guided robotic urology. Results: Current literature in image-guided robotic urology with its use in robot assisted radical prostatectomy and robot assisted partial nephrectomy are shown. Conclusions: Image guided surgery can be a useful aid to improve visualisation of anatomy and subsurface structures during minimally invasive surgery. Soft-tissue deformation makes it difficult to implement IGS in urology but current studies have shown an attempt to address this issue. The feasibility of IGS requires randomised control trials assessing in particular its accuracy and affect on clinical outcome.

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2014-12-30
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Original Papers - Incontinence & Urodynamics
Keywords:
Robotic, Iimage-guided surgery, Registration, Tracking, Localisation error, Augmented reality
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Pervez, A., Ahmed, K., Thompson, S., Elhage, O., Khan, M., & Dasgupta, P. (2014). Image guided robotic surgery: Current evidence for effectiveness in urology. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 86(4), 245-248. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2014.4.245