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The Virtual Cutting Edge

Futuristic tools are revolutionizing healthcare, with everything from virtual reality simulators to 3D holographic body imaging poised to transform how surgical teams approach the OR. Will Canada embrace this innovation – or will we be left behind in the metaverse?

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Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Surgical Simulator

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy is the standard surgical procedure used to remove large kidney stones. PCNL procedures have a steep learning curve; a physician needs to complete between 36 and 60 procedures, to achieve clinical proficiency. Marion Surgical K181 is a virtual reality surgical simulator, which emulates the PCNL procedures without compromising the well-being of patients.

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