Surgery using master-slave manipulators

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Master-slave manipulators enhance surgeons' dexterity and improve precision of surgical techniques by filtering surgeons' tremor and scaling movements of surgical instruments. We introduced a master-slave manipulator developed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Mountain View, CA, USA) to laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, and confirmed excellent maneuverability especially in complex procedures such as suture and ligature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-405
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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