HNO Leipzig – 94. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie
Congress Center Leipzig, Germany


3 ARRISCOPES – from Munich to Hannover

For a few months now, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lenarz has had the third digital surgical microscope for his clinic, the ENT clinic of the Hannover Medical School (MHH), the largest cochlear implant centre in Germany, which now has over 10,000 implanted patients. During a visit to Munich, Prof. Lenarz explained what he considers to be the greatest advantages of the fully digital 3D surgical microscope ARRISCOPE, which he sees above all in the possibility of importing pre-operative image data (CT, MRT) directly and in high resolution into the surgeon’s binoculars and integrating them into the surgical procedure. Particularly important to him is also the display in 3D, which enables the viewer to get a real spatial impression and to correctly perceive the microscopic structures and their distances from each other. Prof. Lenarz also emphasised the Picture-in-Picture function as being highly relevant from a medical point of view, which enables digital data to be imported from other display devices located in the operating theatre (e.g. monitoring signals, when inserting an implant to detect residual hearing). He was particularly enthusiastic about the function of annotating images directly on the touchmonitor in order to share and discuss surgical situations with the surgeon or other surgeons.
When asked about the advantages of having three ARRISCOPEs in use at the Hannover Medical School, Prof. Lenarz explained that the recording and transmission of operations and professional events in first-class image quality, together with the communication of 3-dimensionality for all viewers, are of particular value.

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Microsurgery in ear and larynx with 3D images

The University Hospital for Ear, Nose and Throat Deseases Salzburg is the first hospital in Austria with a new digital 3D surgical microscope.

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New milestone in ear surgery

We are pleased that the collaboration with Prof. Arweiler-Harbeck from the University Hospital Essen and Cochlear has resulted in a significant improvement for both surgeon and patient when implanting a cochlear implant (CI). Already during the insertion of the electrode it is now possible to visualize the surgeon feedback of the stimulated cochlea in the digital 3D binocular of the surgical microscope “ARRISCOPE”. Herewith, the outcome of the procedure is significantly improved, because any residual hearing of the patient can be preserved by this combined visualization.
This is possible because the ARRISCOPE allows the injection of external data from other devices in the OR and visualized in the surgeon’s digital eyepiece as a picture-in-picture parallel to the live image of the microscope in real time and with the highest image quality.

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Deutschlandfunk: Interview with Ms Prof Arweiler-Harbeck, Ear,Nose and Throat Clinic, University of Essen/Germany >

Forschungssiegel „Innovativ durch Forschung“ für ARRI Medical

Munich Surgical Imaging (former ARRI Medical) has been awarded the seal of quality „Innovation through Research“

Ongoing research is the basis for staying ahead in an international competition. A „knowledge society“ that is reflected in the company and conducts sustainable research is essential for this. The Stifterverband regularly awards a seal of quality to creative, research-driven companies in recognition of their special research efforts. For 2020/2021, Munich Surgical Imaging also belongs to the circle of awarded companies. With the „Innovative through Research“ seal, the Stifterverband embrace the special relevance that the company assumes for the state and society.
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Digital Live Imaging of Intraoperative Electrocochleography – First Description of Feasibility and Hearing Preservation During Cochlear Implantation

Arweiler-Harbeck, Diana; D’heygere, Victoria; Meyer, Moritz; Hans, Stefan; Waschkies, Laura; Lang, Stephan; Anton, Kristina; Hessel, Horst; Schneider, Armin; Heiler, Thomas; Höing, Benedikt
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Classification of endonasal HHT lesions using digital microscopy

F. Haubner, A.Schneider, H. Schinke, M. Bertlich, B. G. Weiss, M. Canis and F. Kashani
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Management transmodiolärer und transmakulärer Vestibularis- und Cochlearisschwannome mit und ohne Cochleaimplantation

Plontke SK, Caye-Thomasen P, Strauss C, Kösling S, Götze G, Siebolts U, Vordermark D, Wagner L, Fröhlich L, Rahne T. HNO. 2020 Oct;68(10):734-748
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An Improved Technique of Subtotal Cochleoectomy for Removal of Intracochlear Schwannoma and Single-stage Cochlear Implantation

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan K. Plontke
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Evaluating the didactic value of 3D visualization in otosurgery

Nora M. Weiss, Armin Schneider, John M. Hempel, Florian C. Uecker, Sara M. van Bonn, Sebastian P. Schraven, Stefanie Rettschlag, Tobias Schuldt, Joachim Müller, Stefan K. Plontke, Robert Mlynski
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Intrathecal Application of a Fluorescent Dye for the Identification of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Cochlear Malformation

Weiss NM, Andus I, Schneider A, et al. Intrathecal Application of a Fluorescent Dye for the Identification of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Cochlear Malformation. J Vis Exp. 2020;(156):10.3791/60795. Published 2020 Feb 29. doi:10.3791/60795
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Interactive and Multimodal-based Augmented Reality for Remote Assistance using a Digital Surgical Microscope

Wisotzky E. L., Rosenthal J.-C., Eisert P., Hilsmann A., Schmid F., Bauer M., Schneider A., Uecker F. C., Interactive and Multimodal-based Augmented Reality for Remote Assistance using a Digital Surgical Microscope, 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, Japan, 2019, pp. 1477-1484.
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