Surgical navigation systems: Safely guiding the scalpel -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Surgical navigation systems: Safely guiding the scalpel


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Surgical navigation systems make surgical intervention not only easier, but also considerably safer.

Strengths and weaknesses of navigation

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Thanks to computer-assisted surgery, the doctor receives all the information that is important for the operation at a glance.

Charts, sensors, and augmented reality

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Navigation software, instruments with sensors and even augmented reality should support the surgeon during complex operations and give him more security.

On our way to the "Operating Room of the Future"?