At least if your surgeon is using this new augmented reality viewer.
I’m afraid the soothing music doesn’t make up for the creepy video.
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2010/08/augmented-reality-osirix-surgery/ via Byline
“We applied mixed reality (MR) consist of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, in which electronically-generated dynamic 3D images are superimposed on the actual space in front of the surgeon, on the patient’s operative field or the surface of the abdomen, and evaluated such a system as a reference for surgical navigation and education.
“First we performed MDCT and generated anatomical VR imaging using DICOM viewer OsiriX and previewed on the patient body surface of the operative field from the projector as MR navigation. (((”Previewed on the patient body surface” A-OK remark for 2010)))
“Our image overlay surgical navigation system OsiriX provided accurate image guided navigation for minimally invasive surgery.”