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June 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 12

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BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL FIRST IN FLORIDA TO USE 4K-3D VIDEO MICROSCOPE IN NEUROSURGERY - Technology provides more accurate surgery through enhanced visualization

April 11, 2019 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) is the first hospital in Florida to adopt game-changing technology for some of its most complicated and lengthy neurosurgical procedures. The ORBEYE 4K-3D Video Microscope will be used by neurosurgeons at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) for skull-based and spine procedures. The technology provides superior visualization, shortens surgical time and enhances patient outcomes through minimally-invasive techniques.
 
The ORBEYE provides the capability to recognize details of a tumor, surrounding tissue, blood vessels and other features, all displayed on a large 55-inch 4K-3D monitor for the entire surgical team to view in real time. It allows instant change between high and low magnification to identify the connection of vessels and a more precise visualization of the anatomy.
 
“We are now able to view a more illuminated and crisp image of the brain and the direction of the nerve fibers. This gives us a great advantage over more traditional imaging systems that would lose resolution and light penetration in deep surgical fields. It’s like conducting surgery in an IMAX theatre environment,” said Frank Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of MNI. “This level of precision provides greater surgical accuracy to help improve outcomes. It may also shorten surgical and anesthesia time, which helps our patients recover quicker post-operatively.”
 
The ORBEYE deploys an image processing circuit designed to work across a “real life” color range as well as with four times the pixel count of the Full High Definition standard to provide high-resolution digital images during surgery. Because of the ORBEYE’s powerful and fast image processing systems, it achieves real-time visualization with zero delay between the surgeon’s movements and screen display, allowing smoother viewing, precise instrument placement and manipulation of the target location.
 
“The ORBEYE microscope displays on a large monitor and has no eyepiece. Its ergonomic design reduces surgeon fatigue by allowing for a more comfortable working posture,” continued Dr. Vrionis.
 
“This helps reduce fatigue during a more strenuous procedure, especially towards the end when precision is most critical.”
 
The use of digital technology has made the microscope unit much smaller which provides the surgeon with additional operative space, also making it more maneuverable and shortening procedure times.
 
Given its large screen size, the ORBEYE can serve as an excellent educational tool. Students and other observers are able to gain an enhanced perspective to better view the surgeon’s hand movements and overall surgical process. The ORBEYE also features recording and playback capabilities so procedures can be thoroughly analyzed at a later time.
 
“The addition of the ORBEYE to our Institute is indicative of our goal to offer the most advanced technology to our patients,” added Dr. Vrionis. “We are most gratified to be the first in Florida to utilize this groundbreaking system.”
 
 
Photo courtesy of Olympus Medical Solutions
 
 
Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Regional Hospital
 
About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step- Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions. The Institute has a staff of five neurosurgeons and nine neurologists who represent some of the most respected clinicians in their fields and is affiliated with   Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
 
Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the Boundaries of Medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 – 2019 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.
 
About Sony Olympus Medical Solutions
As a supplier of a complete range of endoscopes, Olympus has long been engaged in the development, manufacture and sales of endoscopy products for surgical use. Sony has a long history of state-of-the-art digital imaging offerings. In 2013 the joint venture Sony Olympus Medical Solutions was formed with the aim of contributing to advances in the medical field by developing improved endoscope systems that draw on Sony's state-of-the-art digital imaging technologies and know-how, especially for 4K imaging, as    well as Olympus' lenses and other optical technologies and its experience in medical equipment manufacture and development.
 
About Olympus Medical Systems Group
Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for their patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare. For more information, visit Olympus at www.medical.olympusamerica.com.
 
 
 
 
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