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First Liver Surgery Assisted With a Tablet Performed in Germany

Posted Aug 22 2013 3:19am

At the link at the bottom of the post there are quite a few pictures that show how the tablet was used with creating a model from the “real organ”.  Augmented reality as mentioned allowed for 3D vision which helps locate blood vessels, potential tumors and so forth.  Fascinating…..BD 


The following are images from Germany of a liver surgery, one of the first surgeries of its kind in the country with the support of a tablet computer to accessimage and visualize planning data. The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ.
Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre operational resection plans into actual surgery. (Reuters)

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