Philips' surgical navigation system features high-resolution optical cameras mounted on a flat-panel x-ray detector to image the surface of the patient. The technology then combines the cameras' external view with the internal 3D augmented-reality view of the patient from x-rays to construct a 3D view of the patient's external and internal anatomy.
This real-time 3D view of a patient's spine in relation to the incision sites is designed to improve procedure planning, surgical tool navigation, and implant accuracy.
As part of the Karolinska-Philips joint clinical research program, Philips' hybrid operating rooms with surgical navigation will be installed in a network of 10 clinical collaborators. Plans are to expand the system's applications to other surgical fields such as minimally invasive surgery, cranial neurosurgery, orthopedics, and trauma.If you like this content, please share it with a colleague!
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