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Software is a core component of any system intended to support image-guided surgery interventions. This chapter describes some of the important considerations that should be kept in mind when designing, implementing, and using software as a component of an image-guided surgery system. Particular emphasis is given to quality control and the principles of software design for safety-critical applications.

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State Machine Test Suite Application Programming Interface Code Coverage Fault Tree Analysis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Ibanez
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  1. 1.Kitware Inc.Clifton ParkUSA

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