Chapter 4

Image-Guided Surgery Through Internet of Things

S. Vijayalakshmi; Savita    SCSE, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices connected to each other via the Internet, which makes the devices “smart.” Today, the IoT plays a very important role in healthcare to improve the quality of the healthcare system. Various diseases require surgery for treatment. Image-guided surgery (IGS) is a surgical process in which surgeons use an invasive tracked instrument to make a preoperative image that helps in treatment of specific diseases. IGS helps the surgeons obtain better results during the surgical process. For a demanding surgery, the main steps are: obtaining different images of the ...

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