Background: Laparoscopic surgery requires surgeons to infer the shape of 3-D structures, such as the internal organs of patients, from 2-D displays on a video monitor. Recent evidence indicates that the issue is not resolved by the use of contemporary 3-D camera systems. It is therefore crucial to find ways of measuring differences in aptitude for recovering 3-D structure from 2-D images, and assessing its impact on performance. Our aim was to test empirically for a relationship between laparoscopic ability and the perceptual skill of recovering information about 3-D structures from 2-D monitor displays.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Sep 2003|
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Gallagher, A. G., Cowie, R., Crothers, I., Jordan-Black, J. A., & Satava, R. M. (2003). PicSOr - An objective test of perceptual skill that predicts laparoscopic technical skill in three initial studies of laparoscopic performance. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 17(9), 1468-1471. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-002-8569-4