Support Spine Surgery by Information Technology
This paper presents a possible new method for supporting a specific spinal surgical procedure by artificial neural networks. The method should be based on the surgical demands and protocols used by surgeons in order to carry out successful operations. Considering these requirements, a plan for an algorithm that will be able to support surgeons in the preparation and the conduction of an operation is outlined. The aim is not to substitute the surgeon but to assist him. Furthermore, this paper demonstrates how the neural network to be designed can significantly reduce the possible surgical risks, thereby increasing surgery effectiveness.
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