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Dual use applications of Wright Laboratory Avionics Technologies to computer assisted minimally invasive surgery (CAMIS)

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1 Author(s)
Williams, R. ; Wright Lab. Avionics Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA

Wright Laboratory Avionics Directorate is helping to assemble a team of defense and civilian researchers to transition defense avionics and related technologies to the medical community with the goal of improving the computer assisted minimally invasive surgery (CAMIS) concept. Key partners include Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), a not for profit state chartered agency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation hospital, and Picker International, medical equipment manufacturer. The CAMIS concept is in response to the fact that despite technical advances, most excision surgeries are exploratory rather than remedial. As a result, large incisions are required so the surgeon can first search for the “target” tissue and then, more cutting is needed to remove or destroy the “target”. CAMIS is an opportunity to transition defense avionics technologies to help tackle a critical nondefense issue on the national agenda, health care

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Aerospace and Electronics Conference, 1994. NAECON 1994., Proceedings of the IEEE 1994 National

Date of Conference:

23-27 May 1994