We knew lots of doctors are using an iPad by now, but this is the first report we have heard of it being used in the operating theater. A Japanese surgeon at Kobe University uses it to review abdominal CT images on an iPad during surgery. The iPad is carefully wrapped in plastic, yet the touchscreen still seems to respond very well even to gloved fingers. They saved on the iPad stand though, with one poor bastard holding it up in the surgeon’s view. Although we are not completely sure what the benefits would be above any regular surgical monitor, it does make for an interesting headline if you are the first to use it this way. Anybody care to give a shot at the diagnosis shown in the images?