An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A first capture unit captures: a visible first color component of a visible left image combined with a fluorescence left image from first light from one channel in the endoscope; a visible second color component of the visible left image from the first light; and a visible third color component of the visible left image from the first light. A second capture unit captures: a visible first color component of a visible right image combined with a fluorescence right image from second light from the other channel in the endoscope; a visible second color component of the visible right image from the second light; and a visible third color component of the visible right image from the second light. An augmented stereoscopic outputs a real-time stereoscopic image including a three-dimensional presentation including the visible left and right images and the fluorescence left and right images.

Title
Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a camera unit with a modified prism
Application Number
12/165121
Publication Number
20090268011
Application Date
June 30, 2008
Publication Date
October 29, 2009
Inventor
John D Stern
Menlo Park
CA, US
Catherine J Mohr
Mountain View
CA, US
Ian McDowell
Woodside
CA, US
Brian D Hoffman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Wenyi Zhao
Mountain View
CA, US
David Scott
Oakland
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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