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Teleanesthesia Research Update

Posted 20 Sep 2010 at 15:29 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine are looking at the next logical step for telesurgery - teleanesthesia. A da Vinci surgical robot is used to place nerve blocks guided by ultrasound imaging. So far, single and multiple catheter techniques have been successfully performed by a remote operator using the system. Telemedicine is ultimately expected to improve medical care access and quality around the world by reducing the geographic restraints that currently separates patients and care-givers.

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