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Digital operating room workflow and innovation: Sony at MEDICA 2017

Visitors to MEDICA 2017 experienced our innovative technologies first hand and learnt more about our solutions that can streamline clinical workflows in the integrated operating room and beyond.

Digital operating room workflow and innovation: Sony at MEDICA 2017

A digital operating room solution

It’s the centrepiece of today’s integrated operating room. Powerful, flexible and vendor neutral, NUCLeUS* is the video-over-IP platform that supports image-rich hospital workflows. Readily scalable and uniquely easy to use, NUCLeUS handles the efficient routing, management of multiple video streams from imaging sources in the operating room.

NUCLeUS allows video or still images from surgical endoscopes and other modalities to be instantly switched to any display in the operating room via an intuitive touch interface. Content can also be recorded to a central server and routed over a hospital network to other operating rooms, consulting rooms and remote sites. The NUCLeUS platform also allows utilisation of recorded material for training and education within the hospital’s existing infrastructure.

Endoscopic surgery solutions

4K imaging offers surgeons greater detail to visualise fine structures during endoscopic procedures, while the improved depth perception of 3D can help surgeons work with greater confidence and accuracy.

At MEDICA we discussed partnerships with endoscopic camera manufacturers to develop innovative new imaging solutions. Parallel 4K and 3D surgical imaging workflows were demonstrated, featuring images from an endoscopic camera platform displayed on a Sony 4K 3D monitor.

Microscopic surgery solutions

At MEDICA 2017 Sony showed how native 4K imaging technology offers the exciting potential to transform microscopic surgery workflow. We also illustrated how a range of real-time digital image enhancement techniques can assist surgeons and operating room staff during microscopic surgery.

Hybrid Operating Room and HD surgical solutions

In today’s operating room you’ll typically find a hybrid of high-end visualisation applications, alongside more conventional recording and printing solutions being used for documentation, training and educational purposes. Our proven medical-grade video recorders, displays and printers were shown as essential components of the most advanced surgical workflow solutions.

Diagnostic & documentation solutions

MEDICA visitors learned how Sony’s reliable, high-performance healthcare products can support all aspects of clinical diagnosis and documentation. Highlights from our wide range of medical printers, recorders and displays were shown integrated into solutions from leading modality manufacturers for ultrasound and surgical applications.

We also highlighted the superior features of Sony original print media that ensure excellent print quality and longevity.

Virtual Reality solutions

Virtual Reality (VR) presents the exciting potential to enhance the quality of medical training and education. In an exciting demonstration of Sony innovation, we showed a future Virtual Reality (VR) environment with our NUCLeUS platform as the central recording base. Imaging sources were combined with other data, creating an immersive virtualisation that allows others (including surgeons, healthcare specialists and students) to ‘participate’ in surgical interventions.

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*NUCLeUS is a product of eSATURNUS NV, a Sony Group company.

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