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The Secret of Gritflowness - October 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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sonalized models that can be far more easily under- stood by the various stakeholders in health care, especially patients. Surgeons are beginning to use the technologies to project preplanned surgical pathways onto actual anatomy in order to perform more precise explorations and cuts, which allows for muscle- and tissue-sparing surgical techniques. "I heard a patient advocate at a recent virtual reality healthcare symposium state, 'If your doctor is not using these tools, then you are not receiving the best care,'" says Dr. Sarkar. "Medicine is a serv- ice industry where patient perception informs healthcare reality." Mixed reality allows for the stereoscopic visuali- zation of three-dimensional models. Ochsner's lab leverages both 3D printing and extended reality to synergize the benefits of both, and offers its clini- cians and patients a diverse array of tools. "We use extended reality models to optimize the use of our 3D printers and materials," says Dr. Sakar. "In cer- tain clinical applications, the models can provide insights better than traditional 2D imaging can." Up next Ultra-high-definition imaging continues to evolve into standard (and expected) video technology in today's ORs and wireless routing is increasingly being used to send high-def images to large screen monitors displayed throughout integrated surgical suites. While bigger and newer is always exciting, Dr. Sakar warns that new tools require rigorous and efficient vetting. He admits that it's difficult to stay current on developing imaging capabilities, and says it requires discipline to filter multiple and rapidly emerging technologies in order to decide whether any of them are worth adding. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest imaging options that offer true clinical benefits. You're sure to see something you and your surgeons will like. OSM O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 4 7 5710 Warland Dr. Cypress, CA 90630 USA Phone 1+800-800-5202, Fax 1+562-431-4811 SPEAK TO YOUR LOCAL EXPERT ABOUT OUR MONITOR SOLUTIONS NOW! Experience the Future of Operating Room Technologies www.eizo.com/curator/efort/ A 32-inch widescreen surgical monitor with 4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) resolution and high brightness A 58 inch widescreen surgical monitor with 4K UHD( 3840x2160 pixels) that faithfully reduces surgical images.

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