Holography-guided surgery a game-changer

Revolutionary technology: Assoc Prof Kofidis with a hologram of a heart as seen through a HoloLens 2 headset. — The Straits Times/ANN

A science-fiction trope has turned into reality with Singapore’s first holography-guided heart surgery successfully conducted by a team of surgeons from the National University Heart Centre (NUHCS).

The doctors, wearing holographic visors, could see a 3D hologram of the patient’s heart, derived from a CT scan and projected into space, giving them a coloured “X-ray” vision of the exact inner organ anatomy and position in space, as if they could peek through the chest wall in real time.

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