An augmented reality system for maxillo-facial surgery

Francesco Ricciardi, Chiara Copelli, Lucio T. De Paolis

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Maxillo-facial surgery is a surgical field where surgical planning and navigation tools are commonly used but there is still a visualization gap among planned surgical activities and those in the operating room. We propose an Augmented Reality platform that includes a planning module and a drill guidance system. Some laboratory tests on 3D printed mandibles have been carried out in order to evaluate the system guidance uncertainty with different sets of fiducial points. The obtained mean value of guidance uncertainty has been of 1.37 mm when 2 anatomical points and 3 implanted screws were used and 1.43 mm when 5 anatomical points were used. The use of three fixed screws reduces the system mean guidance uncertainty and surgeons judged the augmented reality technology helpful in this kind of surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics - 4th International Conference, AVR 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
Volume10325 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319609270
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Jun 21 2017Jun 23 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10325 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2017


  • Augmented reality
  • Computer-aided surgery
  • Maxillo-facial surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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