An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is again held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A capture unit captures (1) at a first time, a first image from light from the channel; and (2) at a second time different from the first time, a second image from the light. Only one of the first image and the second image includes a combination of a fluorescence image and a visible image. The other of the first image and the second image is a visible image. An intelligent image processing system generates an artificial fluorescence image using the captured fluorescence image. An augmented stereoscopic display system outputs an augmented stereoscopic image of at least a portion of the tissue comprising the artificial fluorescence image.

Title
Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using time duplexing
Application Number
12/165189
Publication Number
20090270678
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 McDowall
Woodside
CA, US
Brian D Hoffman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Christopher J Hasser
Los Altos
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
View Original Source