All you need is a headset and smartphone to enter a virtual world of gaming, movies, travel — and now surgery. Health care company Medical Realities is using virtual reality to transport people directly into an operating room to watch surgeons as they operate. The first surgery of this kind took place last week at the Royal London Hospital, when Dr. Shafi Ahmed gave global access to his operating theater as he removed cancerous cells from a 70-year-old British man with colon cancer.
Researchers in the US have just made an existing chemotherapy drug way more effective, managing to kill drug-resistant lung cancer cells in the lab using 50 times less of the medication than is currently required. […]
Inside the glistening red cave of the patient’s abdomen, surgeon Michael Stifelman carefully guides two robotic arms to tie knots in a piece of thread. He manipulates a third arm to drive a suturing needle […]
In my previous post, I considered the applications of technology for external medical devices. Since then, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has published draft guidelines for Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured […]