Posted by Sponsored Post Posted on 14 November 2020

Image-Guided Surgical System

The use of technology has sought to bring out various industrial growth advancements, maximizing efficiency and precision.

As society becomes more integrated, medical advancements have lagged due to social limitations, reduced to a slow and gradual adaptation of digital technology.  In the medical field, the use of Image-guided surgical systems is a welcome addition to the area. The 7D Machine vision image-guided surgery (MvIGS) is accurate, quick, and fast-improving navigation with no other time. 

The 7D machine is based on machine vision with cameras, which create an understanding of a 3D environment. The 7D machine is fitted with software that seeks to create the exact imaging of the human body for the machine to digitize the entire surgical environment. This digitization aims to cut down the time required in the registration process, typically taking doctors a considerable amount of time.

Image-guided surgical systems consist of a surgeon or highly trained medical expert in two different locations, having the same equipment and working on the same procedure. On the one hand, there is a highly skilled expert, doctor, and on the other hand, is a patient in need of treatment. The doctor uses a digital relay in the form of a screen to assist them in operating on the patient.  

This system employs the use of highly advanced robotics, which only works through the high network infrastructure. This ensures a concurrent flow of information passed from one time to the other, which arrives at the exact time, and without loss of value to determine the success of the procedure. If drugs are used, they shouldn’t be enough to cause medical emergencies, which could hamper the procedure’s success. 

The image-guided surgical system relies on fast mobile network connectivity, which is usually 4G and 5G. Based on this reliance, they are highly restricted to highly or moderately developed countries. 

The image-guided surgical system has been successful in various medical practice areas, including Lasik surgery, reconstructive surgery, and invasive surgery, for instance, in identifying abnormalities in cases that require only a small nip and nip without the extra detailing. Cosmetic surgery is currently the biggest market in image-guided surgical systems as cosmetic surgeons can work on their primary clients at their place of worthwhile focusing on secondary clients elsewhere. Therefore, it opens up the scope for surgery beyond medical institutions.

Image-guided surgical systems open up opportunities to branch out beyond the medical degree and any considerations outside the medical Hippocratic oath.

Benefits of image-guided surgical systems

Revenue collection helps experts and highly skilled doctors earn a lot more as they aren’t confined to one geographical location to perform surgery. For instance, a doctor in Johannesburg can achieve a highly critical surgery on a patient in Egypt.

This procedure is highly responsive to emergencies. Some medical procedures require highly skilled expertise; therefore, surgeons’ ability to connect and perform these surgeries virtually is a lifesaver in many ways.

The 7D machine’s precision employs the surgeon to focus entirely on the patient and not on the surgical equipment, preventing room for error.

The 7D surgical system reduces and limits the scope of radiation exposure to the patient, which may cause additional complications for the patient or other staff in the surgical room. The 7D proprietary flash registration takes a patient’s capture, which reflects in real-time on the surgeon’s interface for them to perform a surgical procedure. This eliminates chances of risks and bleeding as the flash fix takes less than 20 seconds to re-register the patient’s anatomy back on the system. Therefore, a more streamlined and effective process ensues for both the doctor and the patient, where radiation would have been used to navigate sensitive areas.

The entire 7D technology can be controlled from a sterile field using a foot pedal to control the software during navigation and registration and a light handle to control the imaging components. Therefore, an assortment of networks is used to manage the machinery. As technology advances to 4G and 5G, more accessible methods can be developed to make these advancements cheaper and easier to learn from a broader range of applications.

The 7D technology is adopted quickly in the emergency room by skilled experts and surgeons as the technology is integrated rapidly instead of conventional technology. It is easy and effortless with a fast learning curve. 7D technology is intuitive and blends seamlessly with the doctor’s expertise.

The 7D technology is currently limited to muscular and skeletal surgery; however, smaller surgeries require highly adaptive connectivity between surgical instruments. Whereas the transition to 4G allowed professionals to move from in-house surgeries to virtual surgeries, the possibilities for more advanced networks paves ways for high precision medical procedures such as corneal surgeries and neural reattachment surgeries. In these types of surgeries, precise movements are only achieved with fast connectivity.

Factors to consider

The 7D surgical functions are best applicable under environments that offer the following:

  • Eye and adaption technology: Society should be ready to adapt robotics to perform surgical capabilities from a surgeon from any part of the world.
  • Highly integrated internet/ communication environment: The society has to be ready and willing to adopt this technology to enable the system’s functionality.
  • Limited stringent regulations: There is the need to be a regulatory environment that encourages adaptation of technology and an equal playing field for all parties involved across continents as the years go by. For instance, technological advancements in the medical field should be on the same platform both on machinery and platform. 
  • Availability of Image guided surgical systems in hospitals: The need to incorporate the 7D machine to more hospitals across the globe will lead to greater patient accessibility which broadens medical reach.
  • Ethical, moral environment: The use of machinery opens up avenues for the misuse of ethical obligations. Therefore, the need for the same ethical and moral considerations in all medical platforms across the world should be standardized under the same laws to ensure the machinery’s use. The code of conduct is used according to the Hippocratic oath.

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