Emerging Technology in the field of surgery?

Hello, I am working on my assignment. The criteria is , I am required to choose one profession and write about three emerging technology in that field. All the emerging technologies should have some relation with the field of computing. I have chosen "surgeon" as a profession. Could you please tell me three emerging technology in this filed.
krutarth941Asked:
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Jason C. LevineConnect With a Mentor No oneCommented:
Keith's first two suggestions are dead-on as robotics and telemedicine are hot topics in the surgical world right now.  To expand on those, robotics and telemedicine are often being combined with the surgeon operating the robot remotely.  

Within the robotics field, you have two broad applications.  There are the surgical robots like the Da Vinci system which is does the surgery assisting or in place of the human surgeon.  There are also nano-robots and robotic cameras that are introduced into the patient and beam video to a receiving unit outside for diagnostic applications.

Keith's third suggestion of endoscopy is actually incredibly broad and covers a multitude of technologies, from imaging to internal suturing to artificial mesh and tissue welding to natural orifice translumenal surgery to single incision and on and on.  I would not try to tackle endoscopy as a whole but rather pick a an issue and focus on it if you choose that topic.

To be original and suggest a new topic: look into surgical simulation.  A lot of resident training is happening on simulators because laparoscopic and endoscopic instrumentation can be simulated fairly well as opposed to fully open procedures.  Naturally, simulators require a lot of technology so it would be a good topic.  

Another interesting area is the relationship between video gaming and surgery.  There are studies out there (look for stuff from James "Butch" Rosser specifically) that show that playing a video game right before surgery increases the surgeons skill level and decreases complication rates.

Anyway, hopefully this stuff can get you started.
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:

No idea whether they are still 'emerging' or not but are used or at least being investigated in this field:

1. Robotics - where small scale surgery and laser incision is controlled by computer.
2. Remote view surgery - video/audio conferencing allows surgeons in a different continent to monitor and advise (and even control) what is happening during surgery.
3. Endoscopy.

Another is also the simple tie-up of all hospitals so that surgeons can get a full medicl picture of a patient regardless of where previous treatment may have been given.
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aikimarkCommented:
Seattle surgeon folds a paper airplane with a surgical robot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-_riKtzsY
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aikimarkCommented:
There are check-off applications to prevent surgical mistakes.  You get red lights until the preceding check-offs/conditions are green-lighted.
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aikimarkCommented:
There are robots that can be injected with a syringe into the eye that will be cabable of repairing the retina.
http://hackaday.com/2010/09/14/robotic-eye-surgery-controlled-with-magnets/
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krutarth941Author Commented:
Hello aikimark, could you please provide me more information the the check-off applications which prevents surgical mistakes.
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
This is the part where you do your research..... Don't push your luck.
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krutarth941Author Commented:
I did research. I couldn't find anything relavant. I doubt if such kind of applications even exists. I was not sure, so asked for help.
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aikimarkCommented:
did you look at Siemens?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Physicians, not surgeons here but might be useful background reading:
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/280/15/1311.full

The surgical version is definately out there but if you can't find it you could always use another technology for surgeons as your third.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
krutarth941,

Part of what you are learning how to do with this assignment is research itself.  You have enough information to begin but if you can't find a reference it means you need to stop searching on Google and start going to medical libraries for more targeted searches.
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aikimarkCommented:
Great recommendation, Jason.
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
lol
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