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In Image-Guided Operating Suites, Surgeons See Real-Time Mri, Ct Scans


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Real-time 3D images

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in Lebanon, N.H., David Bauer, left, a pediatric neurosurgeon, and Sohail Mirza, right, an orthopaedic surgeon, perform a procedure with help from real-time 3-D images in an operating room equipped with MRI, CT scans and X-ray equipment.

Credit: Mark Washburn/Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Surgeons sometimes fly blind when operating on hard-to-reach anatomical parts or hard-to-see conditions.

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