Computer-aided craniofacial surgery

Alex A Kane, Lun Jou Lo, Jeffrey L. Marsh

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Computer-aided craniofacial surgery is a broad term, which has been applied to a variety of frequently overlapping activities. These related disciplines include visualization and mensuration of craniofacial anatomy, preoperative planning of surgical interventions, intraoperative image-based guidance of surgical therapy, and postoperative evaluation of therapy and growth. The computer has become an indispensable tool for the craniofacial surgeon. It allows the practitioner to more effectively understand the patient’s clinical problem, to share this understanding with both patient and colleague, to plan and execute an operation, and to obtain feedback regarding the outcome. The purpose of this chapter is to survey the current use of the computer-aided surgery (CAS) technology in all of these aspects of craniofacial surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer-Aided Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781420002294
ISBN (Print)0824706412, 9780824706418
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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