"the surgeon prepares his intervention like a pilot simulates his flight "

The future is in computer-assisted surgery. The founder of Ircad described at the Big Bang Santé how machines would improve doctors ‘ vision and the accuracy of their gestures.

The future is in computer-assisted surgery. The founder of Ircad describes how machines will improve doctors ‘ vision and the accuracy of their gestures.

In 2001, Professor Jacques Marescaux made the history of surgery by operating from New York a patient located in Strasbourg. During the Big Bang Santé du Figaro, the founder of the Research Institute against cancers of the digestive tract (Ircad) showed how augmented surgery can improve the vision and manual expertise of doctors.

A 3D digital clone for augmented reality

“Today surgical robots are able to create the three-dimensional digital clone of a diseased organ and superimpose it on the image provided by a camera to guide the surgeon,” says the specialist. “The latter can thus prepare his intervention as a pilot simulates his flight”. State-of-the-art equipment manufactured by Siemens or GE thus offers augmented reality by combining a vessel visualization device, a scanner and an ultrasound scanner. Robots can even prevent surgeons from making a wrong move that can create complications.

But computers will not only improve the accuracy of doctors, they will also prolong their brains. And here, too, everything goes very quickly. Just a year ago, the Xiaoyi robot passed the national medical competition in China in one hour, compared to ten hours for the other candidates. With an above average rating…

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