Image-based surgery planning

Caroline Essert, Leo Joskowicz

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This chapter presents the general concepts and technical aspects of image-based surgery planning. It starts with a brief historical account of image-based surgery planning, its evolution, and its current use today. It then presents a brief overview of the general concepts of image-guided surgical planning and two types of applications: (1) surgery planning for bone fracture surgery in orthopaedic surgery and (2) surgery planning for keyhole neurosurgery and percutaneous ablations. It then concludes with a brief discussion on trends and perspectives in image-guided surgery planning.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook of Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161760
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Decision-making processes
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Medical imaging
  • Preoperative planning


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