Article Abstract

Integrate imaging approach for minimally invasive and robotic procedures

Authors: Nikolay A. Ivanov, Daniel B. Green, T. Sloane Guy


Over the past two decades, robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been continuously refined and is currently an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery for some patients. The parallel evolution of imaging modalities has made robotic surgery safer and more efficient. Here, we review the pre- and post-operative use of computed tomography (CT) in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac procedures.