Leica is releasing two new surgical microscopes that combine 3D visualization and TrueVision technology from TrueVision Systems, Inc (Santa Barbara, CA).
TrueVision provides visual guidance during procedures by putting graphic markers on relevant points of the anatomy and makes it easy to record and playback 2D and 3D video. The surgeon can look directly into the microscope or operate using the attached HD swivel monitor.
From the press release:
Surgeons can control the 3D recording functions, without interrupting their workflow, via the microscope hand and foot controls, and OR staff will benefit from easier, faster setup and more space to maneuver in the operating room. The TrueVision® 3D platform is also upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.
Leica Microsystems will be presenting two 3D microscope systems, the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 with TrueVision® technology inside at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the AANS in New Orleans, April 27th to May 1st, 2013. Surgeons will be able to preview the systems during AANS exhibit hours in Leica Microsystems’ booth #639. On Monday and Tuesday April 29th and 30th, 9:15 am, Burton Tripathi, PhD, CTO and EVP of TrueVision, will be presenting “Digital Convergence: Bringing 3D Imaging to Neurosurgery” in the Leica exhibit theater in booth #639.