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Back To Work - June 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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9 6 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 2 0 W e want- ed to know if sur- geons are liking what they're seeing during surgery, so last month we asked readers for their thoughts on the imaging technologies used in their ORs. Most (81%) of the 104 survey respondents reported a large degree of sur- geon satisfaction with their video monitors as well as excitement about the capabilities of emerging technologies such as 3D imaging, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Physicians who work with 4K ultra-high-def imaging apparently love it, lauding how it leads to safer, quicker surgeries with better out- comes. "Our GI specialists say they can identify more polyps and can- cers," says Sean Floyd, RN, director of surgical services at TMC Bonham (Texas) Hospital. Adds Samir Shahin, RN, manager of periop- erative services at NorthBay Healthcare in Fairfield, Calif., "Physicians are less likely to miss polyps and more likely to have cleaner screen- ings." There was much enthusiasm about the enhanced picture, color, sharpness and clarity — the "improved visualization" — that 4K pro- The Inside Scoop on Surgical Video Our reader survey shows 4K ultra-high-def and advanced imaging technologies are looking good in today's ORs. THE BIG SHOW Large screens give surgeons wide-angle views of surgery and have the capability to display images from several inputs at once. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor

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