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Application of Augmented Reality in Percutaneous Procedures
Application of Augmented Reality in Percutaneous Procedures—Rhizotomy of the Gasserian Ganglion

Recently Alexander Rau, MD, Roland Roelz, MD, Horst Urbach, MD, Volker Arnd Coenen, MD, Theo Demerath, MD, Peter Christoph Reinacher, MD published a paper in which they examined the use of augmented reality (AR) — the real-time integration of virtual data into the user’s environment — in rhizotomy of the Gasserian ganglion. This common but […]

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Covid-19 was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since been declared a worldwide pandemic. The virus and measures to prevent its spread have impacted almost every area of modern life, especially healthcare. The entire industry, most notably healthcare workers, have had to adjust. Surgeons all over the globe have had to […]

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How Hospital IT Can Influence Digital Healthcare Decision-Making

Although integration most greatly concerns hospital IT, administration often leaves this critical department out of resource allocation planning. Here are a few points HIT can use to demonstrate the value of integration and the importance of their involvement in decision-making.

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What Hospital Staff Really Think about Operating Room Integration

At our most recent Digital O.R. Symposium, we welcomed 130 specialists from 19 countries all over the world and had a chance to ask them their thoughts on O.R. integration. The respondents were experts from a wide range of professions, from doctors to IT to project managers. With this data, we strove to better understand […]

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Thjis Schopmann, O.R. Manager | MST Enschede

“When you build a new O.R., the most important things are that you make the decision with your team and that the systems you choose are flexible to adapt to your workflow. Brainlab Digital O.R. fulfilled this and amazingly fit our workflow like a surgical glove.” About MST Enschede Opened in 2016 3083 hospital staff […]

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The 7 Elements of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Integrated Operating Room Construction Projects

Written in cooperation with HT Group What is Building Information Modeling? Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process most commonly used in the construction industry. The aim of creating these models is to provide builders with all relevant information about the project in a digital format. This model is used and updated not just for […]

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Veit Braun, MD, Head of Neurosurgery | Jung-Stilling Hospital

“Since we started using Brainlab products in our new Digital O.R.s, overall surgical time is down 15%. We simply load the plans preoperatively onto the PACS and, through Brainlab Node, they are available in the operating room in seconds.” About Jung-Stilling Hospital Opened in 1947 800 hospital staff 400 beds 17,000 inpatients, 25,000 outpatients annually […]