Southern New Hampshire Medical Center installs 7D Surgical platform for spinal procedures

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Neurosurgeon Tung Nguyen

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has installed the 7D Surgical System for spinal procedures. This system virtually replaces standard fluoroscopy, providing the surgical team with a fast, accurate and radiation-free tool for the placement of spinal implants.

The 7D Surgical System is the first and only Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) platform. For the first-time spine surgeons can guide their tools to the critical anatomy using sophisticated camera technology linked to a computer in the operating theatre.

The underlying technology is similar to what is used in the latest self-driving automobiles. Unlike time-consuming conventional image guided surgery (IGS) systems that depend on intraoperative radiation, this new MvIGS platform can achieve an incredibly fast surgical workflow for spine procedures, reducing operative time for patients.

“Having used traditional surgical navigation systems, the 7D Surgical System is by far a superior platform. I have experienced improvement in surgical case duration, while improving staff and patient safety through significant reduction of total fluoroscopy time in my operating room,” said Tung Nguyen, neurosurgeon at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.


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