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9 4 • O U T PA 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 1 7 L ittle Rock (Ark.) Surgery Center took a bold step forward last year by investing in a 4K surgical video sys- tem with "fabulous visualization," as administrator Kim Hamma, RN, puts it. For the multispecialty center's 2 surgeons who have embraced the system, Ms. Hamma says there's just no turning back now. "An orthopedic surgeon is the primary user, and he absolutely loves it," she says. "I also let one of our general surgeons use it one day, and now I can't pry it out of his hands. It gives them a much better picture, but in some respects it's a new toy for them, too." Just like the TV screens gracing the walls of our living rooms and bedrooms at home, the surgical displays in our ORs have gotten increasingly bigger and blessed with amazingly vibrant, life-like images that give surgeons hyper-realistic views of the surgical field. These larger-than-life displays and the ultra high-definition visualiza- tion systems that power them have also gotten much more costly. But The Golden Age of Surgical Video With crystal-clear visualization, mam- moth screens and precise diagnostic tools, surgeons now have unmatched views of the surgical field. Bill Donahue Senior Editor • THE PERKS OF HIGH-DEF A 4K surgical video system not only gives surgeons a better view but can also act as an effective recruitment tool.

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