Title: Impact of image-guided surgery on surgeons' performance: a literature review

Authors: Maria Luz; Gero Strauss; Dietrich Manzey

Addresses: Faculty of Computer Science, Computer-Assisted Surgery Group, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, P.O. Box 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany ' IRDC GmbH International Reference and Development Centre for Surgical Technology, Käthe-Kollwitz-Str. 64, 04109 Leipzig, Germany ' Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Psychologie und Arbeitswissenschaft, Fachgebiet Arbeits-, Ingenieur- und Organisationspsychologie, Sekretariat F 7, Marchstr. 12, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Abstract: The goal of current work is to provide a literature review of the performance consequences of image-guided surgery (IGS) use. Regarding IGS system functionalities, the pattern of results suggests to distinguish between IGS systems which only provide information support (e.g. pointer-based systems) and those which directly intervene in surgeons' decision-making and actions (e.g. instrument disablement). The former offer benefits for patient safety and surgical outcome, as well as improved intraoperative orientation for surgeons, helping them to identify anatomical structures. Furthermore, IGS systems providing information support seem to shorten the time needed for surgery and reduce the subjective workload. IGS systems which intervene in a surgeon's decision-making and actions also have positive impact on patient safety and surgical outcome. In addition, these systems seem to reduce the physiological effort of surgeons. However, they can also prolong surgery and increase the subjective workload.

Keywords: automation; computer-assisted surgery; human factors; image-guided navigation; image-guided surgery; patient safety; situation awareness; skills; types and levels of automation; workload.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHFE.2016.083516

International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.229 - 263

Received: 15 Jul 2016
Accepted: 05 Dec 2016

Published online: 07 Apr 2017 *

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