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Lübbers, H T; Terzic, A; Zemann, W; Jacobsen, C; Obwegeser, J; Kruse, A (2011). Computer assisted maxillofacial surgery. Minerva Chirurgica, 66(5):469-481.

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Abstract

Technical developments strongly influence modern medicine. This is especially obvious in imaging technology. Today, one of the most difficult tasks for surgeons is transferring all the available imaging information for their patients into one "complete picture". In the operation theatre, this picture then has to be applied to the patient. Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) promises to help in fulfilling this task and, thereby, to fully utilize the possibilities offered by modern imaging techniques. Today's standard procedures for CAS in the maxillofacial region are described in technical principles and clinical applications. They are evaluated and discussed based on the available literature and in light of practical experience of more than ten years in the field of CAS. In addition, an outlook is given into developments of the near future that have appeared in the current literature. While technical development is leading toward a complete integration of all processes surrounding the patient and his or her surgery, basic CAS has moved from research to clinical care. Before it is routinely used, more investigation about its effectiveness and benefits has to be done, especially since increasing medical care costs are an issue in all countries.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 14:11
Last Modified:09 Jan 2014 05:09
Publisher:Edizioni Minerva Medica
ISSN:0026-4733
Official URL:http://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/minerva-chirurgica/article.php?cod=R06Y2011N05A0469
PubMed ID:22117212
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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