Docinthemachine Goes to Hollywood With National Geographic in High Def!


Docinthemachine is off to Hollywood to speak about my research on HDTV  surgery as featured on an upcoming National Geographic show – “Inside the Living Body”.

So much incredibly exciting work has been happening that I wanted to share the details.  I have been a champion of high definition TV in medical visualization and surgery since 2000 when I performed the world’s first HDTV endosocpic surgery.  Earlier this year I completed some exciting futher developments.  We tested the use of the highest definition system ever developed for medicine imaging for the first time in wide screen 16:9 format at 1920X1080 progressive.  The folks over at National Geographic got wind of this project and requested footage for an upcoming show “Inside the Living Body” to be broadcast in  HD on their HD channel. 

I supplied them with footge of all of the internal pelvic and abdominal organs as well as inside the uterus.  Thanks goes to my amazing patients fighting to have the opportunity to be the one filmed for the show!

I received a call from them shortly after doing an interview about the work with Wired Magazine (love that mag) asking me to please come to Hollywood for the TCA (Television Critics Association) Convention.  Details of the Meeting are here with my show and panel featured at the top of the list (above the Olson twins, Soporanos, Saturday Night Live and All the broadcast hits).  I didn’t get listed on the panel since it unclear if my schedule would allow attendance but I won’t hold that against them. 

My Panel (plus me):

National Geographic Channel

Inside the Living Body
Incredible Human Machine

Panel to include:
Dr. Steven Zeitels, MD, FACS, Eugene B. Casey Chair of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Dr. Linda Liau, Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery at the UCLA School of Medicine; Director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program and director of Neurosurgical Oncology at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles
Stephen Marsh, Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology, Executive Producer, Inside the Living Body, Pioneer Productions
Howard Swartz, Executive Producer, National Geographic Channel, Inside the Living Body & Incredible Human Machine

I’m finishing up the posts on the project and the National Geographic Show.  I am so excited to have my surgical footage be the first ever HDTV surgical procedure broadcast.  As I told them- the viewer in his living room will see views of the human body sharper and clearer than almost any doctor has ever seen in endoscopic surgery.  If you were amazed by watching baseball in HDTV and seeing the hairs on the player’s heads wait until you see the amazing clarity of the human internal organs. 

Much more to come…



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