The operating room of the future

Don M. Long

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The operating room of the future will be designed to have peri-operative integration of all imaging capabilities. Pre-operative planning will become increasingly important, as will integrated intra-operative neuro-navigation. The operative work space will be redesigned to have robotic capabilities. Operating rooms will be isolated. Self-contained modular and robotic monitoring will become remote through improved sensors. The operating microscope will disappear. Light and magnification wiLl be supplied by means other than optical microscopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Imaging integration
  • Modular design
  • Neuro- navigation
  • Operating room
  • Self-contained transport system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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