Intraoperative Use of Mixed Reality Technology in Median Neck and Branchial Cyst Excision
Ivanov V.M., Krivtsov A.M., Strelkov S.V., Kalakutskiy N.V., Yaremenko A.I.; Petropavlovskaya M.Yu., Portnova M.N., Lukina O.V., Litvinov A.P. Intraoperative use of mixed reality technology in median neck and branchial cyst excision // Future Internet 2021, 13(8), 214; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080214 (Scopus)
The paper considers the possibilities, prospects, and drawbacks of the mixed reality (MR) technology application using mixed reality smartglasses Microsoft HoloLens 2. The main challenge was to find and develop an approach that would allow surgeons to conduct operations using mixed reality on a large scale, reducing the preparation time required for the procedure and without having to create custom solutions for each patient. Research was conducted in three clinical cases: two median neck and one branchial cyst excisions. In each case, we applied a unique approach of hologram positioning in space based on mixed reality markers. As a result, we listed a series of positive and negative aspects related to MR surgery, along with proposed solutions for using MR in surgery on a daily basis.