3D Ultrasound Technology- Future Vision 4

[youtube]7UiHC-vBU18[/youtube] 3D ultrasound of IUD in uterus 3D Visualization is one of the concepts I spoke about in my session on FutureVision- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery at the AAGL meeting.  In gyn, the use of 3D ultrasound has become commonplace.  In general, an imaging machine (ultrasound, CT, or MRI can all do it) […]

Grand Rounds Vol. 3, No. 10 is Up!

Thanks to Dr. RW for an excellent Grand Rounds.  I especially like this one for including a series of purely clinical posts.  There has been a discussion running about the purpose of GR and some think it should only be literary pieces aimed at the lay public.  I think the best of themedical blogosphere can […]

Docinthemachine “FutureVision” Surgery Podcast

Here is the link to the podcast of my interview at the Global AAGL congress– we discuss my vision for the coming radical transformation of surgery. For now the society requires you to (free) register to listen. The interview is at the bottom of the podcast section under AAGL 35th Annual Meeting Presents: Ways of […]

FutureSurgery – Alternative Visualization-Part 3 Near IR Imaging

me and NIR microscope systemmicroscope Example– Near IR Microscope:  I have been writing on the concept of alternate visualization systems. That is, the paradigm shift that will occur when endoscopic surgery moves beyond innate human abilities and adds new capabilities. The first of these will be alternative visualizations that lets the surgeon using the scope […]

FutureSurgery – Alternative Visualization- Part2 Infrared

Continuing in the series of the future of surgery (see intro to series here).  I previously posted about veinviewer.  This is the camera system that uses infrared light to see the veins under the skin.  I wanted to post this video I made of the system being used at Nextfest to demonstrate how it works […]

Futuresurgery- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery

  What is the future of surgery in the next decade?  This will be a series of posts I will write on my vision for the future of surgery 10 years from now.  The concepts are based upon the plenary session lecture I gave at the 35th Annual AAGL Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy 2006 […]

Mini Robot Swims Through Body

  Ok I could not resist.  I will posting a series of examinations of my vision for the post-endoscopy future.   One of the key developments I forsee are miniaturized self-contained imaging (and then terapeutic) robots.  Crazy you say!  Well an Israeli compnay has just gone one step further towards realization.  As medgadget reported Israel21c interviewed […]

DITM Returns from Conferences- Let the Posts Begin!

VIRTUAL REALITY SURGERY & MILITARY ROBOTS GO MEDICAL   I’ve been a busy little doc the last two weeks.  My research on the development of the autofluorescent laparoscope was awarded a prize paper at the SLS (Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and 2 prizes at the AAGL (“Advancing Minimally […]

First Report- DITM Creator Awarded First Prize For New “X-Ray Vision” Tumor Surgery Technique

Left side:Regular View-No Disease Seen Right Side:new system-disease is dark indigo and bright green the “firefly effect” Disease glows green! BREAKING NEWS FROM DOCINTHEMACHINE-Reported Here First Docinthemachine creator Steven F. Palter, MD, Medical and Scientific Director of Gold Coast IVF, has won First Prize for Technical Achievement in Video for his study of a new […]

How The Autofluorescence System Works- Description

reduced autofluorescence increased autofluorescence Steven Palter, MD, creator of DITM just posted breaking news on his prize winning “x-ray vision” autofluorescent endoscopy system. Here is a summary of how the system works. A specialized laparoscopy system was designed based upon the same general principle as fluorescence spectroscopy. In contrast to reflection, where light bounces unchanged […]