Image-Guided Surgery: Fundamentals and Clinical Applications in Otolaryngology

First Edition

Robert F. Labadie, J. Michael Fitzpatrick

Details: 232 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-719-0

© 2016 | Available


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Image-guided surgery (IGS) is the term used for surgical procedures in which the surgeon employs tracked surgical instruments with preoperative or intraoperative images in order to navigate during the procedure. It is part of the wider field of computer-assisted surgery. In the field of otolaryngology, IGS is primarily used by rhinologists during sinus surgery and by skull-base surgeons often in conjunction with neurosurgeons. While widely utilized, surgeons' understanding of the technology is often inadequate to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses.

Image-Guided Surgery: Fundamentals and Clinical Applications in Otolaryngology was written to overcome this knowledge gap to educate practicing surgeons as well as provide an introduction to the field for engineers. Coauthored by a practicing otolaryngologist with a doctorate in bioengineering and a computer scientist with a doctorate in physics whose career has focused on error analysis in IGS, the book includes chapters on history, CT and MRI, tracking, registration, error analysis, evidence-based practices, FDA-cleared IGS systems, and future applications, as well as more than 90 full-color figures.

The book also comes with a complimentary access to a PluralPlus companion website with videos and animations.

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Chapter 1. Brief History of Image-Guided Surgery

Chapter 2. CT and MRI

Chapter 3. Tracking Systems

Chapter 4. Registration

Chapter 5. Error Analysis

Chapter 6. Best Practices for Use of IGS

Chapter 7. Surgical Systems

Chapter 8. What Does the Future Hold?


Robert F. Labadie

Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his doctor of medicine and a doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his residency training at UNC-Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2001 and completed a master's of management in health care in 2013. He is currently professor and vice chair/chief research officer in the Department of Otolaryngology with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His clinical specialty is otology. Dr. Labadie is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, has presented his research nationally and internationally, and has ongoing NIH support to study image-guided otologic surgery including cochlear implantation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society, and Triological Society.

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J. Michael Fitzpatrick

J. Michael Fitzpatrick, PhD, is professor emeritus of computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, radiology, and neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University, where he has served as a member of the faculty since 1982. He is an SPIE fellow and an IEEE fellow, an advisory-board member of the Journal of Medical Imaging, and served for four years as chair of the Image Processing Conference at the annual SPIE International Medical Imaging Symposium. He is coeditor with Milan Sonka of The Handbook of Medical Imaging, Volume 2: Medical Image Processing and Analysis and coauthor with Ákos Lédeczi of Computer Programming with Matlab. He has more than 200 publications, which have been cited in over 4000 peer-reviewed articles, and 19 patents. Dr. Fitzpatrick's primary research areas are surgical guidance and image registration with an emphasis on the theoretical development of statistical error prediction. He is married, has two children, and lives with his wife in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Purchasers of this book receive complimentary access to supplementary materials hosted on a PluralPlus companion website.


  • Interactive slides
  • Figures with accompanying audio

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