An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A capture unit captures (1) a visible first image and (2) a visible second image combined with a fluorescence second image from the light. An intelligent image processing system receives (1) the visible first image and (2) the visible second image combined with the fluorescence second image and generates at least one fluorescence image of a stereoscopic pair of fluorescence images and a visible second image. An augmented stereoscopic display system outputs a real-time stereoscopic image including a three-dimensional presentation including in one eye, a blend of the at least one fluorescence image of a stereoscopic pair of fluorescence images and one of the visible first and second images; and in the other eye, the other of the visible first and second images.

Title
Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a captured visible image combined with a fluorescence image and a captured visible image
Application Number
12/165194
Publication Number
20090268012
Application Date
June 30, 2008
Publication Date
October 29, 2009
Inventor
Tao Zhao
Sunnyvale
CA, US
John D Stern
Menlo Park
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 15/00
H04N 07/18
H04N 13/04
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