Smart Liver Project2019-06-03T15:03:40+00:00

Smart Liver

Liver cancer is a major global health problem, affected an estimated 1.4 million people a year (2012). Liver cancers can be removed by open, or keyhole surgery. While keyhole surgery is beneficial to the patient, unfortunately, only 5-30% of patients can be offered keyhole surgery due to the technically challenging procedures and the associated level of risk. We are developing a computer assisted surgery system to guide the surgeon, thereby reducing the level of risk. Our vision is that in the future, all patients requiring liver surgery will be offered keyhole surgery, resulting in a safer, quicker procedure with faster recovery times.