Surgical and interventional robotics: part III [Tutorial]
Part I of this tutorial described two broad paradigms of interventional assistance: surgical computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and surgical assistance. Part II focused on the underlying concepts of surgical CAD/CAM, with a particular emphasis on percutaneous procedures. This final installment of our three-part tutorial series discusses surgical assistance. In this section, we introduce the basic concepts of a surgical workstation and briefly review several core robotic technologies used in surgical workstations.