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


Andrea Sambri*, Tomohiro Fujiwara, Michele Fiore, Claudio Giannini, Riccardo Zucchini, Luca Cevolani, Davide Maria Donati and Massimiliano De Paolis   Pages 1 - 5 ( 5 )


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 extent of the tumor, so that it allows an accurate preoperative planning. Accurate pre-operative imaging is mandatory in order to minimize CATS errors, thus performing accurate tumor resections.


navigation, pelvis, sacrum, sarcoma, computer-assisted, bone tumour


IRCCS Policlinico di Sant’Orsola, Bologna, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna, University of Bologna, University of Bologna, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, University of Bologna, IRCCS Policlinico di Sant’Orsola, Bologna

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