03 Computer-aided surgery around the head
The group Computer Aided Surgery around the Head focuses on the development and
clinical validation of systems and approaches to support the treatment of
pathologies in the cranial area. The group has acquired core competences in the
application of Co-Me technology during ear-nose-throat, dental, and
cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery. Our research is directed towards the
planning, simulation, and intraoperative realisation of complex operations such
as the implantation of novel hearing systems or the correction of facial
deformities (CMF) in patients. In collaboration with our clinical partners the
systems and techniques that we create are applied in laboratory settings as
well as during real clinical cases.
Established surgical modules of Phase I and newly created prototypes will be evaluated in clinical studies to optimise work-flow and to verify their anticipated benefit.
New modules will be developed for challenging surgical procedures, primarily focusing on CMF applications with the possible integration of rapid prototyping techniques.
Last update on 2012-04-30.