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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Review Article

The Role of Imaging in Computer-Assisted Tumor Surgery of the Sacrum and Pelvis

Author(s): Andrea Sambri*, Tomohiro Fujiwara, Michele Fiore, Claudio Giannini, Riccardo Zucchini, Luca Cevolani, Davide Maria Donati and Massimiliano De Paolis

Volume 18, Issue 2, 2022

Published on: 03 March, 2021

Article ID: e040122192001 Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573405617666210303105735

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The use of a navigation system allows precise resection of a tumor and accurate reconstruction of the resultant defect thereby sparing important anatomical structures and preserving function.

It is an “image-based” system where the imaging (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) is required to supply the software with data. The fusion of the preoperative imaging provides pre-operative information about local anatomy and the extent of the tumor so that it allows accurate preoperative planning. Accurate pre-operative imaging is mandatory in order to minimize CATS errors, thus performing accurate tumor resections.

Keywords: Tumor surgery, sacrum, pelvis, imaging, CATS, tumor.

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