Setup and experimental trial for robot-assisted laser cochleostomy

Burgner, Jessica; Knapp, Felix B; u‚, L"; Raczkowsky, J; Wörn, H; Schipper, Jö; Klenzner, Thomas
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 4 (S1), pp. 118–119, 2009
Setup and experimental trial for robot-assisted laser cochleostomy

Abstract


Precise bone ablation is a key issue for minimal traumatic cochl-eostomy. Recently it has been shown that short pulsed CO2laser boneablation is a promising method for microsurgical hard tissue treat-ments [1]. Especially to preserve residual hearing the protection of thelining membrane of the cochlea is mandatory. In a laboratory setupwe have already shown, that it is possible to preserve boundary layersduring laser ablation using visual control together with image pro-cessing techniques [2]. In order to evaluate operating room (OR)-feasibility we are presenting a method for accurate positioning of thelaser by means of robot assisted surgery in this contribution.Methods

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