Overview of Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Surgery of the Spine

Alpesh A. Patel*, Peter G. Whang, Alexander R. Vaccaro

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The complexity of current spinal surgery techniques and instrumentation has led to the development of image guidance technologies. Image guidance involves a series of components, notably, a system for image acquisition and a computerized system for image processing and user interface. This article reviews the options that currently exist for image guidance in spine surgery and the literature on cliincal applications of image-guided techniques in spine surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-194
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • computer-guided surgery
  • image-guided surgery
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spine surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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