CELEBRATION, Fla. – June 28, 2018 – The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, one of the leading robotic training centers in the country, is installing Sony Electronics’ 4K/3D displays and 3D video recorders for use in its operating rooms (OR). The technology allows trainees to precisely see what the surgeon is doing and what they’re working on in real time with enhanced depth perception and increased resolution.
“This technology will completely change the way we train,” said Roger Smith, PhD chief technology officer of the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. “Previously, trainees received an HD 2D view of the procedure, where certain key details weren’t as visible before, like nerves, small vessels and the spectrum of color variations. This led to some oversight of important information that the surgeon learner needed. Now, we can offer a more realistic experience through heightened visual tech with virtually no pixilation.”
Sony’s 4K/3D monitors for the OR bring 3D vision with unmatched quality, which is crucial for optimal training. The 55-inch displays with 4K resolution provide four times the resolution and a wider color gamut than HD, also using Advanced Image Multiple Enhancer (A.I.M.E.™) technology that enhances color and structure for surgical vision. The Nicholson Center is using the monitors with Sony 3D recorders, allowing surgeons to record training sessions in video or still image formats, giving trainees an opportunity to walk away with the highest-quality recording of their lab station.
“The Nicholson Center continues to be a hub for the newest medical innovations, hosting the latest technologies that take training to the next level,” continued Roger Smith, PhD. “We are looking forward to working hand-in-hand with both Sony Healthcare Solutions and our network of esteemed surgeons to put this first-of-its-kind technology to use in actual procedures in the OR alongside training initiatives at our facility.”
“The highest-quality display technology is crucial to an OR team’s success during a procedure and for training and education, allowing everyone to see precisely what the surgeon sees,” said Julie Holodak, senior marketing manager for Sony Healthcare Solutions. “3D delivers greater depth perception and enhanced visualization, and 4K resolution brings previously unseen details to life. Combining these technologies into one display contributes to a more in-depth, educational, immersive and enjoyable surgical training experience.”