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Adding value with 3D visualization and haptic forces to radiosurgery - A small theory-based, quasi-experimental study
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDALAB - Human Computer Interfaces.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, FHVC - Folkhälsovetenskapligt centrum.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6049-5402
2006 (English)In: Journal of medical systems, ISSN 0148-5598, Vol. 30, no 4, 293-301 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the use of 3D representation and haptic technology in radiosurgery. The users, experienced users of the Leksell GammaKnife, prefer the 3D representation for constructing a first draft of their plan for neurosurgical intervention. When it comes to the final adjustments, however, they still choose the traditional 2D representation and interaction devices. The perceived control over the radiosurgical process is not considered adequate using the 3D interaction methods. Practitioners do not consider the haptic forces implemented in this test system useful. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed in the paper. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.

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2006. Vol. 30, no 4, 293-301 p.
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Haptics, Image processing, Medical informatics, Neurosurgery, Three-dimensional representation
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50172DOI: 10.1007/s10916-006-9016-1OAI: diva2:271068
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2013-09-05

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