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The Basics, Details & Future of Stereotactic Treatments - Insights from a Medical Physicist

We had the opportunity to interview Masayori Ishikawa, PhD, a Senior Medical Physicist at the Hokkaido University Hospital and professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University. Dr. Ishikawa has been a Novalis -accredited auditor since 2015. As an expert in the field of radiation therapy, Dr. Ishikawa shared his insights on the basics, details […]

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How can doctors improve patient satisfaction?

More often than not, the determining factor in whether or not a physician is sued is the patient’s perception of whether or not the physician cared about them. Ways that doctors can make a patient feel cared for are offering good consultation, providing accurate information regarding the treatment that the patient is receiving for their […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Image Registration for Spine Surgery

Image registration is an important step in completing a procedure with a surgical navigation system. Also sometimes known as patient registration, image registration is a process used to correlate digital patient images on a surgical navigation screen with the exact, actual position of the patient on the table. There are various processes and devices that […]

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Serious Gaming and its Impact on Medical Education: An Interview with Eric Gantwerker, MD

A term like “serious games” could be read as an attempt to take the fun out of a much-beloved leisure time activity. Serious games indeed are those that are designed with the primary purpose of educating the player. These types of games are used in many industries today, including medicine, and incorporate classic gaming elements […]

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5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization

In every area of business, digitalization has become an essential part of staying relevant. The same shift is happening in the healthcare industry, as we’ll be exploring through posts on this blog. Disruptive technologies will continue to push boundaries and change the way O.R. teams administer surgical care. A lot of trends are on the […]

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Operating Room Trends 2021: Three Crucial Technologies for the Future of Surgery

When it comes to the future of surgery, those of us who work in the medical technology field often try to predict what’s to come to get ahead of the latest trends. Although medicine is highly regulated and therefore slower to adapt new technologies, in the last five to ten years we’ve seen an explosion […]

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Leveraging AI and Digital Technologies for Healthcare in 2021 and beyond

Read the transcript below “I’m excited about the opportunity to present my vision to you this afternoon. Digital health represents a tremendous opportunity for growing closer in Europe, and staying healthy together. Let’s now focus on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies for inpatients.” Digitizing surgery “The core of a hospital is surgery. The […]

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Mixed Reality in Medicine: Providing More Insights to Advance Surgery

Just a decade ago, the idea of incorporating spatial computing systems created primarily for gaming, like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), into medicine seemed like a futuristic dream. Today, these highly advanced tools for visualization are already in clinical use around the globe. They have a variety of uses, helping […]

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How Image Fusion Supports Surgical Decision-Making

Intraoperative scans are essential for giving the current picture of a patient’s condition at the time of surgery. Intraop images, however, often lack the clarity of diagnostic-quality, preoperative scans. Most surgeons have access to at least one if not multiple high-quality preop images that they’ve ordered themselves or the patient has brought from a referring […]

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Patient Privacy & Data Protection: Different laws around the world

What is patient data security & privacy in healthcare? Let’s break down key words surrounding our most sensitive information when it comes to our digital health profile. Download our free infographic “Patient Privacy & Data Protection” here Get infographic privacy // noun freedom from unauthorized intrusion // one’s right to privacy. security // noun measures […]

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