"Robotically Controlled Digital Microscope Provides New Visualization System In Operating Room"
The Department of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System has become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to use Modus V, a hands-free, robotically controlled digital microscope that provides advanced visualization in the operating room. The system comprises a robotic arm featuring a high-definition camera that projects digital images of neuroanatomy on large monitors. It provides an alternative to the traditional operating microscope featuring an ocular or eyepiece that is commonly used by neurosurgeons to view magnified images of the brain. “This technology sets the stage for the next generation of digital image-based neurosurgery,” said Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, site chair of neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Union Square and director of neurosurgical oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System. Joshua Bederson, MD, professor and system chair of the department of neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System and clinical director of the neurosurgery simulation said, “As critical information streams into multiple viewpoints in the operating room, much like in the cockpit of an aircraft, the surgeon’s goal is to utilize that information and move beyond critical structures, preserve neurologic function, and safely perform the procedure.”
- Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, Site Chair, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Professor, Neurosurgery, Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Joshua Bederson, MD, Professor, System Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, Clinical Director, Neurosurgery Simulation Core