Accuracy of ventriculostomy catheter placement using a head- And hand-tracked high-resolution virtual reality simulator with haptic feedback

P. Pat Banerjee, Cristian J. Luciano, G. Michael Lemole, Fady T. Charbel, Michael Y. Oh

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Abstract

Object. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of ventriculostomy catheter placement on a head- and hand-tracked high-resolution and high-performance virtual reality and haptic technology workstation. Methods. Seventy-eight fellows and residents performed simulated ventriculostomy catheter placement on an ImmersiveTouch system. The virtual catheter was placed into a virtual patient's head derived from a computed tomography data set. Participants were allowed one attempt each. The distance from the tip of the catheter to the Monro foramen was measured. Results. The mean distance (± standard deviation) from the final position of the catheter tip to the Monro foramen was 16.09 mm (± 7.85 mm). Conclusions. The accuracy of virtual ventriculostomy catheter placement achieved by participants using the simulator is comparable to the accuracy reported in a recent retrospective evaluation of free-hand ventriculostomy placements in which the mean distance from the catheter tip to the Monro foramen was 16 mm (± 9.6 mm).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-521
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Haptic technology
  • Neurosurgical simulation
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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