Surgical Oncology News

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Doctors use Xbox Kinect in cancer surgery

Author: Stefania Moretti, CHealth
Date:
Mar 22, 2011

Scientists may be opening up the lucrative medical devices market to consumer gadgets companies with a group of Toronto doctors using Microsoft's Xbox Kinect in the operating room.

Dr. Calvin Law and his team at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre use Microsoft's Kinect video game sensor during cancer surgery to view critical patient imaging.

The hands-free device means Dr. Law doesn't have to leave the sterile field around the patient to view MRI and CT scans.

It's like having a GPS navigator in the operating room, said Dr. Law who has used the technology in six liver cancer surgeries in the last month or so...

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