Virtual CT thoracoscopy: Preoperative simulation for thoracoscopic surgery of esophageal cancer

Yoshiaki Morita, Kei Takase, Takayuki Yamada, Akihiro Sato, Shuichi Higano, Shoki Takahashi, Hirofumi Ichikawa

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Abstract

Thoracoscopic esophageal surgery is a complex procedure requiring simultaneous dissection of the esophagus and lymph nodes while maintaining the surrounding vessels. Because of the difficulty in obtaining comprehensive views of the operative field, three-dimensional (3-D) images with preoperative information on the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and bones would be extremely helpful in performing the surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-687
Number of pages9
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • MDCT
  • Preoperative simulation
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Virual endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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