Development of a Surgical Interface for Cryoablation of Kidney Tumors

EROL BARKANA D., Ozkan M., Çalışır F., Duru D. G., Duru A. D.

1st International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO), Granada, Nicaragua, 18 - 20 March 2013, pp.601-602 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Granada
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-602
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Autonomous surgical systems aim to improve surgical treatments in all stages of the clinical workflow. A surgical interface should be safe, robust, and user-friendly. In this article, the functionality and usability of a surgical interface as critical factors for acceptability are investigated. Then, the surgical interface for the cryoablation of kidney tumors is designed, with consideration of the functionality and usability factors. The surgical interface includes a preoperative surgical simulator that allows the surgeon to plan the surgical interventions. The surgical interface with one surgeon is evaluated.