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New Prostatectomy Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at University of California (Three-Dimensional Surgical Navigation Model with...

July 14, 2014



New Prostatectomy Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at University of California (Three-Dimensional Surgical Navigation Model with TilePro Display During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Robotics & Machine Learning -- Current study results on Surgery have been published. According to news reporting originating from Los Angeles, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To facilitate robotic nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, we developed a novel three-dimensional (3D) surgical navigation model that is displayed on the TilePro function of the da Vinci surgeon console. Based on 3D transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsies, we reconstructed a 3D model of the TRUS-visible, histologically confirmed 'index'' cancer lesion in 10 consecutive patients."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Five key anatomic structures (prostate, image-visible biopsy-proven 'index'' cancer lesion, neurovascular bundles, urethra, and recorded biopsy trajectories) were image-fused and displayed onto the TilePro function of the robotic console. The 3D model facilitated careful surgical dissection in the vicinity of the biopsy-proven index lesion. Geographic location of the index lesion on the final histology report correlated with the software-created 3D model. Negative surgical margins were achieved in 90%, except for one case with extensive extra-prostate extension. At postoperative 3 months, prostate-specific antigen levels were undetectable (< 0.03 ng/mL) in all cases."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The initial experience of the navigation model is presented."

For more information on this research see: Three-Dimensional Surgical Navigation Model with TilePro Display During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Journal of Endourology, 2014;28(6):625-630. Journal of Endourology can be contacted at: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, 140 Huguenot Street, 3RD Fl, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. - www.liebertpub.com; Journal of Endourology - www.liebertpub.com/overview/journal-of-endourologybr--and-part-b-videourology/32/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O. Ukimura, University of California, USC Inst Urol, Keck Sch Med, Center Image Guided Surg & Robot Surg, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Aron, M. Nakamoto, S. Shoji, A.L.D. Abreu, T. Matsugasumi, A. Berger, M. Desai and I.S. Gill.

Keywords for this news article include: Biopsy, Surgery, Robotics, California, Los Angeles, United States, Prostatectomy, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America, Operative Surgical Procedures, Male Urologic Surgical Procedures

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