The SIM lab is focused on improving the ability of the surgeon intraoperatively.

This involves three main areas of interest - Surgical Navigation, Robotics and Machine Learning.

 

 

  • Intraoperative liver reconstruction from stereo laparoscopy images using non-rigid SLAM algorithms

    3D Liver Reconstruction

    Intraoperative liver reconstruction from stereo laparoscopy images using non-rigid SLAM algorithms

  • PET-CT guided resection of pheochromocytoma using an intraoperative navigation system.

    Image-guided Pheochromocytoma Resection

    PET-CT guided resection of pheochromocytoma using an intraoperative navigation system.

  • Optimization algorithm result to evaluate the optimal access to kidney stones using concentric tube robots.

    PCNL access

    Optimization algorithm result to evaluate the optimal access to kidney stones using concentric tube robots.

  • Localization of lung nodules using passive fiducials placed under C-arm CT guidance.

    Image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS)

    Localization of lung nodules using passive fiducials placed under C-arm CT guidance.

  • Steerable catheter with SMA actuators and strain gauges for robot-assisted angioplasty.

    Active catheter for angioplasty

    Steerable catheter with SMA actuators and strain gauges for robot-assisted angioplasty.

  • Deep learning based detection and segmentation of the kidneys on CT images

    Mixed-Supervised Dual-Network Segmentation

    Deep learning based detection and segmentation of the kidneys on CT images

  • Localization and resection of PET-avid lymph nodes within the abdomen using an intraoperative navigation system.

    Image-guided Lymphadenectomy

    Localization and resection of PET-avid lymph nodes within the abdomen using an intraoperative navigation system.

  • Robotic manipulator to guide catheter insertion for cardiac ablation

    Robotic manipulator for catheter insertion

    Robotic manipulator to guide catheter insertion for cardiac ablation

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    Deep-learning based multimodal image registration

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    MR-guided Cryotherapy

    Visualization of the simulated cryo iceball and the tumor. Red represents areas of insufficient iceball coverage.

  • Surface reconstruction of the ear overlaid with the inner ear structures segmented from CT images

    Surface reconstruction of the inner ear

    Surface reconstruction of the ear overlaid with the inner ear structures segmented from CT images

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    Image-guided parathyroidectomy

    Image-guided parathyroidectomy using intraoperative MRI and a surgical navigation system

  • Supine and prone MRI registered to quantify the tumor deformation from diagnostic imaging to surgery.

    Breast Deformation during Breast Conserving Surgery

    Supine and prone MRI registered to quantify the tumor deformation from diagnostic imaging to surgery.