Texas hospital using radiation-free spine surgery system — 3 insights


Medical City Frisco (Texas) installed the Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery platform, which helps physicians properly position their tools without radiation, CBSDFW reports.

What you should know:

1. The system uses visible light to identify anatomy and help surgeons find the optimal procedure pathway.

2. The tool uses technology similar to that of self-driving cars..

3. Hospital CEO Carlton Ulmer told CBSDFWhe implemented the system to "protect our patients and enhance patient care." He said the system is the physical manifestation of the hospital's commitment to the community.

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