An illumination channel, a stereoscopic optical channel and another optical channel are held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A first capture unit captures a stereoscopic visible image from the first light from the stereoscopic optical channel while a second capture unit captures a fluorescence image from the second light from the other optical channel. An intelligent image processing system receives the captured stereoscopic visible image and the captured fluorescence image and generates a stereoscopic pair of fluorescence images. An augmented stereoscopic display system outputs a real-time stereoscopic image comprising a three-dimensional presentation of a blend of the stereoscopic visible image and the stereoscopic pair of fluorescence images.

Title
Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a captured fluorescence image and captured stereoscopic visible images
Application Number
12/164976
Publication Number
20090268010
Application Date
June 30, 2008
Publication Date
October 29, 2009
Inventor
Tao Zhao
Sunnyvale
CA, US
John D Stern
Menlo Park
CA, US
Catherine J Mohr
Mountain View
CA, US
Brian D Hoffman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Christopher J Hasser
Los Altos
CA, US
Wenyi Zhao
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
Agent
Patent Dept
CA, US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 01/04
H04N 13/00
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