First Liver Surgery Using an iPad in Germany [Photos]

Posted August 21, 2013 at 5:21pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12753 views

Check out these photos of a liver surgery in Germany which used an iPad to access and visualize planning data. An augmented reality app was used by doctors during surgery to overlay the liver with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ, according to Reuters.

Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre operational resection plans into actual surgery.

You can see photos taken during the surgery below.

*Warning: these photos may be disturbing to some readers.

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sbsettings - August 22, 2013 at 1:48pm
hope springboard did not crash haha
Notnow - August 21, 2013 at 10:39pm
This seems to be rather interesting. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/touchlesssurgery-060712.aspx
BKing - August 21, 2013 at 8:23pm
Imaging doing that with Microsoft surface pro running win 8
Raul - August 21, 2013 at 5:51pm
iPad-No fuss....just does its job thats meant to be done.
Steve - August 21, 2013 at 5:48pm
I hope iPad battery was fully charged. :)
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