A Virtual Reality Surgical Training System for Office Hysteroscopy with Haptic Feedback: A Feasibility Study

Vladimir Poliakov, Kenan Niu, Bart Paul De Vree, Dzmitry Tsetserukou, Emmanuel Vander Poorten

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Abstract

Hysteroscopy is a widely used gynaecological procedure to evaluate and treat cervical and intra-uterine pathology. In the last few decades, technical refinements in the optics technology, surgical accessories and the reduction of the outer diameter of the instrument have made it possible to perform many hysteroscopic procedures, including some operative procedures, in the office setting and without any anesthesia. Mini-hysteroscopic procedures in the office setting are associated with less pain, lower complication rate and faster recovery compared hysteroscopic procedures in day surgery under general anesthesia. The main challenge for the clinician in performing office hysteroscopy is to pass the narrow cervical canal. Inaccurate motion or excessively applied force can lead to a cervical or uterine perforation. This study introduces a novel VR training platform for office hysteroscopy. The presented system was tested in the laboratory setting to prove the feasibility of using VR simulation for office hysteroscopy training. Conducted experiments demonstrated the potential of the system to transfer the essential skills and confirmed the set of proposed metrics for effective assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality and Augmented Reality - 17th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2020, Proceedings
EditorsPatrick Bourdot, Victoria Interrante, Regis Kopper, Anne-Hélène Olivier, Hideo Saito, Gabriel Zachmann
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages115-127
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030626549
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event17th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 25 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12499 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2020
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period25/11/2027/11/20

Keywords

  • Gynecology
  • Haptics
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Surgical training
  • Virtual reality

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