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Objective Surgical Performance Assessment for Virtual Hysteroscopy

S. Tuchschmid, M. Bajka, D. Bachofen, G.Székely, and M. Harders
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
February 2007


We present robust methods for objective, structured, and automated assessment of surgical performance in virtual diagnostic hysteroscopy. Surgery specific metrics are based on a hierarchical task decomposition and have been integrated into our simulation setup. Measurements include visible surface quantification, fluid consumption and indicators for safety and economy of movement. Both visual and quantitative results from exemplary interventions of novice and expert surgeons are shown.

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  author = {S. Tuchschmid and M. Bajka and D. Bachofen and G.Székely and and M. Harders},
  title = {Objective Surgical Performance Assessment for Virtual Hysteroscopy},
  booktitle = {Medicine Meets Virtual Reality},
  year = {2007},
  month = {February},
  pages = {473-478},
  volume = {125},
  series = {Studies in Health Technology and Informatics},
  publisher = {IOS Press},
  keywords = {surgical simulation, performance assessment}