This award is for the best paper for a new technology or method to improve today's navigation or image guidance systems (e.g., improving accuracy, speed, user-friendliness, applicability, etc).
There is a strong overlap between the technologies used in surgical navigation systems and the research interests of MICCAI society members, and Medtronic Navigation would like to acknowledge and encourage excellence in this area.
Suggested criteria for evaluation include:
Towards Guidance of Electrophysiological Procedures with Real-time 3D Intracardiac Echocardiography Fusion to C-arm CT
Wolfgang Wein1, Estelle Camus2, Matthias John3, Mamadou Diallo1, Christophe Duong2, Amin Al-Ahmad4, Rebecca Fahrig4, Ali Khamene1, & Chenyang Xu1.
1)Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, 2) Siemens Healthcare, Mountain View, CA, 3)Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim, Germany, 4) Stanford University, CA
This award will recognize outstanding work in the area of medical robotics and computer-assisted interventional devices and systems. Relevant topics may include the design and development of novel devices and robotic systems, and their integration with navigation and imaging technologies for enhanced clinical efficacy and patient value. Eligible work must focus primarily on interventional devices and/or their integration with guidance technologies.
All papers (contributed papers and invited papers) submitted for presentation at MICCAI 2009 are eligible, with no restrictions based on MICCAI membership, organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age. Employees of Intuitive Surgical are not eligible for this award. The best paper award shall be judged based on relevance to the topic of the award, originality, technical merit, clarity of presentation, and potential clinical impact.
Single Fiber Optical Coherence Tomography Microsurgical Instruments for Computer and Robot Assisted Retinal Surgery
Marcin Balicki1, Jae-Ho Han1, Iulian Iordachita1, Peter Gehlbach2, James Handa2, Russell Taylor1 & Jin Kang1
1) ERC, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2) Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical, Baltimore, MD