FDA clears augmented reality system for pre-op planning  

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The FDA approved the OpenSight Augmented Reality System, which allows surgeons to see inside a patient's body before a surgical procedure.

The AR system, developed by Novarad, runs using Microsoft's HoloLens headset. The technology allows Physicians to see 2D, 3D and 4D images of a patient's internal body, which are overlaid directly onto the patient.

The software enables physicians and surgeons to formulate a pre-operative plan while highlighting relevant anatomy and internal structures to avoid during the real surgery.

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