Novarad AR system guides 1st surgery

By staff writers

July 12, 2017 -- RIS/PACS vendor Novarad said that its OpenSight augmented reality (AR) software was used with Microsoft's HoloLens virtual reality headgear to guide its first surgery, an automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy.

The OpenSight app renders patient imaging studies in 3D and presents them in an interactive manner overlaid directly onto the patient's body as a dynamic hologram that can be viewed with HoloLens. Neuroradiologist and Novarad CEO Dr. Wendell Gibby performed the operation under fluoroscopic guidance, according to the company.

A patient undergoes an automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy while Novarad's OpenSight AR technology assists the operating surgeon, Dr. Wendell Gibby. Image courtesy of Business Wire.

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