Exclusive New Video of Prize Winning X-Ray Surgery Vision System

Another exclusive docinthemachine first. Here is a link to view the prize winning video of my research on the development of an autofluorescent endoscopy system. The details of the research can be found here. This research was honored with awards at the recent annual meetings of the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), ASRM (Americal […]

Lifeboat Foundation Begins Blog

  I was excited to see the announcement that the Lifeboat Foundation has started a blog which can be found here.  There frst posts incude some excellent commentary on nanotechnology. For those unfamiliar with them, their mission statements sums it up: The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping […]

Awesome Army Videos-Terminator 2025 Battlefield Surgery Built NOW!

If you thought my post on military technology in the operating room was cool you will not believe the next generation videos here.  James Bond may have Q but the US military has DARPA.  On of their future battlefield medical projects is TraumaPod.  These videos from my friend Richard Satava, MD (Professor of Surgery and Program […]

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) […]

Live to be 100? DITM Tells You How

  A study from the University of Chicago has been getting a lot of press attention lately.  They found that your chances of living to 100 may depend on how young your mother was when she gave birth to you with chances doubled if mom was under 25.  The reports do not give the explanation why.  […]

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 […]

Docinthemachine Fever Spreads- Podcasts and Video Coming Soon!

Digital dreams  Thank you so very much to all the readers and supporters of docinthemachine.  In the few short months that DITM has been up (since 9/11/06) the interest has been growing exponentially (does it follow Moore’s Law?).  Thanks to all the Grand Rounds Editors who have linked to my posts, to Kim at Emergiblog for […]

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 […]