Navigating through the mesentery during colon surgery
During D3 extended mesenterectomy, a complex surgical procedure, the surgeons remove the fatty tissues surrounding the mesenteric vessels to decrease the spread of cancer. in patients diagnosed with right-sided colon cancer and/or small bowel tumours. The procedure requires careful and precise dissection to not injure any important vessels that supply blood to the bowels.
Colorectal surgeons utilize 3D reconstructions derived from CT scans to learn the individual patient's anatomy. Today, they can only see these on two-dimensional screens. Therefore the surgeons are looking to mixed reality to find more efficient ways for utilising the 3D vascular models to reduce the time used for navigating the mesentery during cancer surgery.
The CTrue solution provides precise navigation by displaying 3D models of the patient's anatomy during surgery. The navigation techniques offered by CTrue can be used in the different modes of surgical access during colon cancer surgery. The goal is that by bettering the navigation techniques, CTrue will support the surgeons in reducing operating time and increase the patients' safety.
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A project in collaboration with Akershus University Hospital
Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
Consultant Surgeon at the Department of Digestive Surgery at Akershus University Hospital.
Clinical PhD candidate at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
Resident Surgeon at the Department of Digestive Surgery at Akershus University Hospital.
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