Imaging based metrics for performance assessment in laser phonomicrosurgery

Nikhil Deshpande, Leonardo S. Mattos, Giacinto Barresi, Andrea Brogni, Giulio Dagnino, Luca Guastini, Giorgio Peretti, Darwin G. Caldwell

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Abstract

State-of-the-art laser phonomicrosurgery (LP) used for the treatment of laryngeal abnormalities involves complex otolaryngological surgical techniques. It relies heavily on surgeon dexterity, requiring significant psychomotor skills. Equipment scale and size, laser operative distance, and the anatomically small nature of the vocal folds all combine to compound the surgical challenges. An objective measurement is therefore necessary to understand the impact of equipment design, its usability, surgeon skill, and learning, on performing LP effectively. This paper introduces imaging based feature extraction as a method to establish metrics to assess surgical performance in LP. Experimental analysis demonstrates the utility of these metrics in measuring surgical task execution vis-à-vis the task objectives. The metrics also provide for a combined rating scale giving a robust quantitative classification of the levels of surgical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Pages4850-4856
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 6 May 201310 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Abbreviated titleICRA
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period6/05/1310/05/13

Keywords

  • laser phonomicrosurgery
  • objective assessment
  • performance metrics
  • rating scale
  • Surgeon performance

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