The clinical benefits of today’s telemedicine systems were demonstrated during a live open heart surgery operation performed at the Imperial College Hospital in Hammersmith, UK. An entire heart valve repair procedure was captured and transmitted to a professional audience using a mobile telemedicine system from medical conferencing solutions provider MultiSense and a HD surgical display produced by medical imaging specialist Barco. The open heart procedure was performed by Dr Prakash P. Punjabi and more than 70 surgeons and medical professionals from all over Europe witnessed the session as part of a master class.
The conferencing system provided viewers with a real-time, two way communication link between the operating theatre and the conference room, thereby enabling detailed discussions while the procedure was being performed. Thanks to the surgical display’s intelligent picture-in-picture functionality, the audience had a high-definition view of the operation on screen, including local and remote camera images, the patient’s vital signs and the endoscopic video of the operation.
Dr Punjabi said, “The MultiSense medical cart provides a very efficient and comfortable way of visualising and sharing images and data, both inside and outside of the surgery suite,” he explained. “The most important aspect of the solution, however, is the excellent quality of the patient images. The Barco MDSC-2124 surgical display guarantees excellent performance under high ambient light conditions and allows for detailed discussion during the procedure. Moreover, at 1920 x 1200, its high definition resolution improves depth perception, enhances hand-view coordination and allows for better patient care overall.”
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