Grasso on Automatic Summarization of Laparoscopic Video

November 3rd, 2008

In this week’s ebiquity meeting, Dr. Michael Grasso will talk about his research on automatic segmentation and summarization of videos from laparoscopic surgery.

Automatic Summarization of Laparoscopic Video
Dr. Michael Grasso, UMBC
10:30am Tue 3 Nov 2008, ITE 346

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique with unique training requirements. Video-assisted evaluation is one method that surgical residents can use to demonstrate competence. Automated video summarization can increase the efficiency of evaluations by directing the senior surgeon to key portions of a surgical procedure. We are using image classification techniques to segment videos of laparoscopic cholecystectomies to assist with surgical training and evaluation.