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Image-guided surgery enables spine surgeons to see and navigate three-dimensionally (3D) through the patient's body in real time before and during surgery.
Using fiber optics, these image guided systems present clear, close-up views of the spine from various perspectives without the need of exposing a large area of surrounding tissue to possible damage.
This remarkable development is the result of a combination of futuristic technologies including:
In all of these examples and others, the surgeon's
work can be enhanced with this technology. For example, biopsies can be
removed from abnormal areas of tissue through relatively small incisions.