Intraoperative imaging has already been established in vascular surgery, but is also used in other medical areas. It enables a gentler treatment and offers more therapy options. But it is also a very expensive method, because the construction of a hybrid OR requires intense planning and training for the complete personnel involved. Learn in our current Topic of the Month September why it still pays well.
Monitoring individual results during surgery with an MRI machine? This is already an option in approximately 200 hospitals in Germany. Thanks to intraoperative imaging, major medical procedures can be replaced by minimally invasive surgery because physicians are able to monitor the results immediately. This is gentler on patients and decreases the number of subsequent revision surgeries.
When it comes to the future of medicine, we often ponder how we would like to be treated. On the other hand, there is the issue of how physicians would like to treat their patients. The surgical procedures are determined by the technology that doctors are surrounded by. That's why technology development also needs to be adapted to the needs of surgeons in the operating room of the future.