"By increasing resolution to this level we allow the surgeon to be actually engaged in images that surpass the live surgical experience. The progress from regular surgical film technology is like comparing sitting in an HD home theater to watching a video on a cell phone," said Dr. Palter.
The session also included a projection of the largest high definition (HD) 3d surgical images ever. Wearing glasses reminiscent of today's 3d Hollywood blockbusters U23D and Journey to the Center of the Earth, participating surgeons felt as if they could "reach out and join the operation". These images were enabled by converting Sony's ultra-high definition and 3d theatrical systems to show medical footage in what the AAGL called the "Theater of Tomorrow."
The 37th annual Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology was held by the AAGL October 28 through November 1.
The AAGL is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to gynecologic endoscopic surgery. Founded in 1971, AAGL works to advance the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that afford less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions through the integration of clinical practice, research, innovation, and dialogue. For the past 36 years, the organization has educated the world's finest surgeons while improving the lives of women everywhere. This global commitment to women's health care is embodied in their continuing medical education of physicians and professionals to further promote the well-documented high standards of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. For more information visit http://www.aagl.org.
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