PicSOr - An objective test of perceptual skill that predicts laparoscopic technical skill in three initial studies of laparoscopic performance

A.G. Gallagher, Roddy Cowie, I. Crothers, J.A. Jordan-Black, R.M. Satava

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1471
Number of pages4
JournalSURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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