Robotically controlled digital microscope provides new visualization system in operating room
By  | May 29, 2018
The Department of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System is one of the first hospitals in the country to use Modus V™, a hands-free, robotically controlled digital microscope that provides advanced visualization in the operating room. The system features a robotic arm with a high-definition camera that projects digital images of neuroanatomy on larger monitors. The system is an alternative to the traditional operating microscope, a mainstay in modern neurosurgery that features an ocular, or eyepiece, used by the surgeon to see magnified images of the brain.
"This technology sets the stage for the next generation of digital image-based neurosurgery," said Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, Professor and Site Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Union Square and Director of Neurosurgical Oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System. "The device allows us to have an enlarged view of the tissues that we're operating on and use a robotic arm to adjust the position in a manner that provides better visualization."
Modus V™ is developed by Synaptive Medical Inc., a medical device and technology company. The system is the cornerstone of Synaptive's BrightMatter™ platform, which integrates navigation, robotic automation, a digital microscope, and data analytics.
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