Augmented reality in Neurosurgery

Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to change surgical procedures. This technology, which can overlay “reality” with digital information, has been broadly implemented in cranial neurosurgery since the mid-’90s. The AR integrated in surgical microscopes has become more and more sophisticated over the years, with better 3-dimensional object representation, improved immersive display and by integrating various kinds of preoperative imaging data.

About our speaker

Christopher Nimsky

Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany

Dr Christopher Nimsky – Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Marburg, Germany – has a special interest in medical technologies in neurosurgery. He graduated from the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany and took part in military service as a medical officer (Air Force Captain) at the Dept. of Neurosurgery of the German Military Central Hospital in Koblenz.

He is a founding member of the German Society of Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery, part of the Board of Directors and the Secretary of Intraoperative Imaging Society IOIS and an international member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His research focuses on medical technologies in neurosurgery, i.e. intraoperative multimodal imaging and multimodal navigation, as well as molecular biology in neuro-oncology.

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