Neither a compass nor a map will help a surgeon plan surgery and guide surgical instruments. Surgical navigation systems are the solution here. They can be based on imaging methods, such as CT or MRI, or consist of instruments connected to screens via sensors. In their networked form, they will play a major role, especially in the OR of the future.
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