A robotic surgical system positions and holds an endoscope. A visible imaging system is coupled to the endoscope. The visible imaging system captures a visible image of tissue. An alternate imaging system is also coupled to the endoscope. The alternate imaging system captures a fluorescence image of at least a portion of the tissue. A stereoscopic video display system is coupled to the visible imaging system and to the alternate imaging system. The stereoscopic video display system outputs a real-time stereoscopic image comprising a three-dimensional presentation of a blend of a fluorescence image associated with the captured fluorescence image, and the visible image.

Title
Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot
Application Number
12/164363
Publication Number
20090268015
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
Ian McDowall
Woodside
CA, US
Paul Lilagan
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Brian D Hoffman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Christopher J Hasser
Los Altos
CA, US
Wenyi Zhao
Mountain View
CA, US
David D Scott
Oakland
CA, US
Agent
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
Agent
Patent Dept
CA, US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
IPC
H04N 13/04
H04N 07/18
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