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.
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?