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Advanced 3D Models and Telemedicine Systems Enable Online Training for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

March 9, 2021

With advanced 3D cave model Telemedicine, the system was put in place, highlighting the new medical training modes of the Covid-19 era.

Under the guidance of a world-class surgeon at the University of Adelaide in Australia, three surgeons at Hokkaido University in Japan performed endoscopic sinus surgery simulated in a training program using a telemedicine system. The two-day training session, held on February 11th and 12th, was broadcast worldwide simultaneously to more than 200 registrants from 11 countries and territories.

“This real-time online training is of great value because the coronavirus epidemic has restricted travel to on-site training,” said Masanobu Suzuki, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, who coordinated the program. I will. The university team was led by Professor Akihiro Homma and Associate Professor Yuji Nakamaru of the same department.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a standard procedure for removing obstructions and open pathways in a person’s sinuses. However, without an accurate understanding of the human body and the acquisition of related procedures, it can cause serious complications of the brain and eyes.

The training program included simulated operations performed on a 3D sinus model with various difficulties. Using a telemedicine system, world-class surgeons at the University of Adelaide, Professor Peter-John Wormald and Professor Alkis Psaltis, displayed real-time endoscopic images of surgery at a distance of 8,000 km. They directed three surgeons and saw them online by other specialists around the world.

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