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    Philips Gets Augmented Reality in the OR

    Real-time 3-D imaging reconstruction of patients is becoming a reality. Philips is introducing into the OR a new surgical navigation technology: augmented reality. The company is combining low-dose X-ray imaging and high-resolution optical cameras that capture images from markers placed around the surgical site. This technology is then used to create a 3-D augmented-reality view of the patient’s anatomy, displayed on screen in the OR. Surgeons can then use this representation to improve placement and to check results without an extra CT scan.

    Courtesy of Philips

    Courtesy of Philips

    A pre-clinical study on cadavers has been published in Spine Journal. According to the authors, not only is augmented-reality surgical navigation feasible, but it is also providing a better accuracy than standard minimally invasive technique (85% vs. 64%, P<0.05).

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