Master-slave manipulators enhance surgeons' dexterity and improve precision of surgical techniques by filtering surgeons' tremor and scaling movements of surgical instruments. We introduced a master-slave manipulator developed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Mountain View, CA, USA) to laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, and confirmed excellent maneuverability especially in complex procedures such as suture and ligature.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging