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 […]

The Power of Genetics and IVF Embryos- and the Controversy

I am just about to finish an IVF cycle I am doing with a lovely couple.  They are in one of the best prognosis groups.  He has children from a previous marriage as does she.  She had a tubal ligation and “only” has blocked tubes (this is the best prognosis group for IVF).  She is […]

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 […]

Metabolomics-Machine Tests IVF Embryo’s Waste to Achieve Pregnancy

8-cell human embryo from Gold Coast IVF   Next in my series of updates from my visit to the Annual Meeting of the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) is a potentially amazing technology to help identify a healthy embryo in a dish.  IVF (in vitro fertilization) has become our most powerful toiol to help infertile […]

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 […]

First Report- DITM Creator Discovers New Cause of Infertility, Company Producing Device for Bleeding

  This is another exciting first for DITM. I previously posted about my award winning research presented on the development of autofluorescent laparoscopy. Now here is information about my latest research just presented at the AAGL 35th Global International Congress on Gyn Endoscopy. The study was the first human clinical and primate data supporting the development of […]

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 […]