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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2011, XXXI/182: 122-126

Title: Urological surgical technique using image guided therapy

Authors: Drewniak T., Wyczółkowski M., Juszczak K.

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Urological surgical technique using image guided therapy


Drewniak T.1, Wyczółkowski M.1, Juszczak K.1,2

1Rydygier Memorial Hospital, Cracow, Poland, Department of Urology; 2Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Cracow, Poland, Department of Pathophysiology

In open urological operations planning and appropriate course of treatment based on the experience of operator and information collected directly by the sense of vision and touch during operation. With the development of minimally invasive urology surgical techniques, as well as laparoscopic techniques, the operator is facing an increasing problem associated with the increasingly limited access to the operating area, or just watching them directly on the monitor. Currently looking for new techniques for better imaging, planning, carrying out surgery, and improving access to the surgical site. These techniques should allow dynamic linking of intraoperative image (anatomy of the operating field) with a two-dimensional pre-operative imaging studies of 2-D, as well as intraoperative imaging, threedimensional 3-D. A promising treatment is surgery technique-driven image (IGT – Image Guided Therapy), whose essence is to carry out the surgery with indirect insight into the operative field. Intraoperative three-dimensional imaging allows for real-time three-dimensional visualization of the operative field available to the operator, as well as the invisible.The paper reviews the current imaging techniques used during the surgical treatment of urolithiasis, renal cancer and prostate cancer.

Key words: image guided therapy, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, urolithiasis, urology

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2011, XXXI, 182, 122