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The technology is to be trialled on a small number of patients.

Discussion:  Surgeons at Manchester Royal Infirmary claim to be the first to use a full 3D projection during an operation.  The team wore special glasses in order to view the procedure in 3D, while surgeons also used a hand-held robotic arm.  The prostate removal surgery was a  success, and scientists are excited about the cost saving, mobility and visibility potential that the surgery suggests might be possible. 

 Source:  BBC News
Date:  April 2, 2012
Discussion Questions:
  • How else might 3D technology be used to benefit the medical field?
  •  Besides reducing costs, how does the use of the robotic arm and 3D technology benefit the patient?

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