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The Case for Concurrent Cases - November 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 3 L ast month, Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS, stood on the main stage at OR Excellence, slipped on the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset and peered out into crowd. The general surgeon and self-pro- claimed techie from Bangor, Maine, told the rapt audience of surgical administrators that their surgeons would someday use the HoloLens to reference and interact with computer-generated 3D holographs of patients' anatomy. It didn't take long for the healthcare futurist's prophesy to come true. Just a few weeks later, the FDA granted 510(K) clearance to Novarad's OpenSight Augmented Reality System for use during surgi- cal planning. Surgeons upload pre-op MRI or CT scans into the system and use the HoloLens to view 3D images of patient-specific anatomy. The technology, which displays the images in anatomically correct locations on the patient, is designed to let surgeons highlight target landmarks, identify critical structures to avoid and program image- guidance systems to map out the most accurate and effective surgical approach. "Working with digital or video images that look very much like what The Future of 3D Imaging Is Now Surgeons are using augmented reality and heads-up displays to plan and perform better surgery. Mike Morsch | Associate Editor • FLASH FORWARD Rafael Grossmann, MD, wowed the audience at OR Excellence with examples of how 3D imaging and augmented reality could help surgeons plan for more effective surgeries. Michele Eve Sandberg

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