The Future Coming of Neurosurgical Robots

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Sorayouth Chumnanvej


In modern neurosurgery, the limitations to carry out the neurosurgical procedures based on conventional techniques were achieved already by neurosurgeons. The capability of 3 D imagination in neurosurgeons' brain and mind had be trained and practiced with experienced skill from generation to generation. This is very important skill for neurosurgeons to create the trajectory for their approaches under preoperative plan imaging. However technological improvements in image guidance and intraoperative imaging have become impact to the experienced human neurosurgeons. The introduction of robotic assistance in neurosurgery has provided neurosurgeons improving their dexterities, minimal tissue traumatization, ergonomics, better visualization, accuracy, precision and repeatability to perform their procedures. The patient safty is paramount and concerned. The future direction of robotic assistance in neurosurgery will enhance the patient safety by providing accuracy, precision and repeatability in neurosurgical procedures and be the objective means to assess neurosurgeon performance.

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Chumnanvej, S. (2014). The Future Coming of Neurosurgical Robots. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 37(1), 48–51. Retrieved from
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