Table of Contents

Brief history of image-guided surgery.
CT scanners.
Tracking systems.
Registration.
Error analysis.
Why use IGS?.
Surgical systems.
What does the future hold? 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. Intended to educate practicing surgeons as well as provide an introduction to the field for engineers, this 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.