Since the discovery of X-rays, imaging technologies have revolutionized surgery and medicine, because even the first, very blurry and indistinct images were better than nothing. Today we are dealing with much more advanced solutions that significantly facilitate diagnosis and treatment, and we have even reached the point where it is possible to display images directly on the operated person’s body. It does not change the fact that there is still a lot of room for improvement, for example in the field of liver surgery – this is not only the largest gland in the human body, but also an organ that dominates the abdominal cavity.
This means that with any operation on this area, it literally “tangles” under the surgeons’ hands. It is also problematic in the case of surgery on the liver itself, because this organ is full of blood organs, so each procedure requires attention to the smallest detail. In such a situation, ICG fluorescence imaging was most helpful, but it requires the surgeon to take his eyes off the organ and look at the screen. This problem is completely eliminated by the almost real imaging system presented by Panasonic, which uses the projection mapping technology, commonly used to project images in buildings.
In this case, however, the canvas is the body, because the images captured by the infrared camera are processed and displayed directly on the patient. Thanks to this, the surgeon no longer has to look away to look at the screen and can devote his full attention to the operated area, because all the necessary information will be displayed on it. He will have access to almost real-time information about the shape and location of organs, and it will also be possible to significantly reduce bleeding, because surgeons will be able to perform cuts according to strictly designed lines that will be visible on the body. In addition, the system is designed to be vibration-resistant and easy to set up, allowing clinicians to focus entirely on what is most important – the health and life of the patient.
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