PHILADELPHIA-Constantly advancing computer technology in rhinologic surgery leads to the possibility of better patient care, but also can mean difficult decisions for surgeons weighing whether to make an expensive purchase. Three surgeons gathered to discuss some of the nuances of the technology in a mini seminar at Rhinology World 2009.
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Martin J. Citardi, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, said that intraoperative scanning is a way to make computer navigation technology more useful.
Marvin P. Fried, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and the panel’s moderator, said that computer simulation can be merged with computer navigation, making for an exciting area that can help with both training and with surgeons about to perform real-life procedures.