American Association of Neurological Surgeons AANS April 5 - 9

At the 82ndAANS Annual Scientific Meeting, April 5 to 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA, Leica Microsystems will present the latest technological advances in surgical microscope systems with integrated 3D technology, the Leica M720 OH5 and the Leica M525 OH4.

Several neurosurgeons will speak about their experiences using Leica Microsystems’ surgical microscopes, giving presentations at Leica Microsystems’ booth #1320. On April 7, Prof. Dr. Howard A. Riina, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at New York University, Langone Medical Center, will talk about his experiences in complex aneurysm surgery using the neurosurgical microscope Leica M720 OH5 and use of 3D in teaching. Also, a national expert in diagnosis and treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, Dr. Eric Nussbaum, Medical Director of the Neurovascular Neurosurgery Program at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, for Neurovascular & Skull Base Surgery, will talk about the practical approaches to aneurysm surgery.

On April 8, Dr. Jacobus Steyn, a neurosurgeon from Life The Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, will present practical experiences with 5 ALA fluorescence technology, which is being used in tumor operations to color the tumor with a contrast medium. Dr. Jeffrey Sorenson, a specialist in tumor surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, will talk about how 3D anatomy is integrated in surgical video. He will give a hands-on preview of new additions to the “Rhoton Collection”, a compilation of anatomy presentations developed by internationally renowned surgeon and educator Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. to train neurosurgeons around the world and expand the knowledge of brain anatomy and microsurgical neurosurgery.

In 2013, Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® 3D Surgical collaborated to integrate TrueVision Smart 3D surgical visualization and recording into the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 surgical microscopes. This new technology saves room in the OR and enhances microsurgery education. The entire surgical team as well as students are now able to observe every step of an operation in 3D and learn more easily without interrupting the workflow. Also, the surgical video can be edited and shared simply and efficiently.

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