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Feature: The Times "11 great ideas from British universities that could change the world"

See-through surgery

“You see the bones, the course of the blood vessels, and can identify exactly where the targets are located,” said Dr Philip Pratt, a research fellow in the department of surgery and cancer at Imperial College, where researchers have demonstrated how surgeons can make use of “augmented reality” to carry out lower-limb reconstructive surgery. Wearing a Microsoft HoloLens headset, the surgeon can interact with CT scans appearing in the visor, essentially allowing the surgeon to “see” exactly what is below the skin as they work."

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