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.
- Esophageal cancer
- Preoperative simulation
- Virual endoscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging