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Software Improves Accuracy of Spinal Surgery

2015 14 Apr

A software program that can be easily integrated with current procedures allows surgeons to better distinguish between vertebrae during spinal surgery. The first clinical evaluation of the LevelCheck software, which won an award from the North American Spine Society for Spine Technology of the Year, indicate that it achieves 100 percent accuracy in... Read more

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Accessory Lens for Google Glass Expands Visual Field

2015 17 Feb

Medical professionals who use Google Glass for training and surgical applications may soon have an expanded visual field, thanks to an accessory lens which is awaiting US patent approval. The “Google Lens” device was developed by professors Jibo He and Barbara Chaparro at Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, with the help of WSU graduate student... Read more

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How 3D Printing is Reshaping Medical Practice

2014 08 Dec

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is increasingly being used in medical practice, but its implications for healthcare may be complex, according to a commentary published in JAMA . Although questions remain about how best to use the technology, experts say that 3D printing is already changing patient care. In fact, 3D printing has been used in dentistry... Read more

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Tiny Prenatal Surgery Robot to Fight Spina Bifida

2014 03 Jun

A tiny robot with a £10m price tag could assist doctors in performing surgery on unborn children with congenital conditions such as spina bifida. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and Belgium’s KU Leuven are working to devise a tiny robotic instrument, which could generate 3D imagery of a foetus in the womb. An automated hand on the device... Read more

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Surgical Blood Loss Monitor App Gets FDA Approval

2014 22 May

The US FDA has approved an innovative system capable of monitoring surgical blood loss. Created by the mobile health startup business Gauss Surgical, the Triton Fluid Management System will be rolled out in hospitals for use in the operating room as of next month. Capable of helping anesthesiologists monitor the amount of blood lost in the... Read more

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Frost & Sullivan: Increasing Demand for Medical Robots in Surgical Disciplines

2014 27 Feb

Medical robots are set to revolutionise surgery with demand particularly high for prostatectomy and hysterectomy minimally invasive surgeries  Surgical robots are becoming more acceptable globally, enhancing the surgeon’s abilities with regards to surgical imaging, planning, navigation, and instrument manipulation.  Extensive research is... Read more

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Google Glass Premieres in Virtual Surgery

2013 11 Nov

A surgical team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has conducted the first surgery using a virtual augmented reality technology called VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. Combining these two technologies could be a significant step toward the development of practical and useful... Read more