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Dr. Joshua Bederson - “Augmented Reality Comes To Neurosurgery With Tech Developed By Leica”

  • Yahoo Tech
  • New York, NY
  • (August 06, 2016)

A new technology from Leica Microsystems uses “image injection” to display virtual overlays within a surgical microscope to help guide a neurosurgeon’s hands. It was recently used by Joshua Bederson, MD, chairman of neurosurgery for Mount Sinai Health System, to treat a patient with an aneurysm. The software is smart enough to track both the position of the microscope as well as the focal point of the eyepieces, updating in real time as the surgeon works. “That means the microscope knows where I am looking,” said Dr. Bederson. “You operate with far greater confidence and visual and spatial awareness.”

- Joshua Bederson, MD, Professor, Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chair, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System

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