Frisco, TX – Medical City Frisco is the first hospital in Texas and the fifth hospital in the U.S. to utilize the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, augmented reality (AR) system for spine surgery. Patients may benefit from this software designed to achieve better surgical outcomes and reduce complications.

With this technology, the surgeon has the ability to generate a patient-specific 3D model of the anatomy which is then used to guide the development of a highly-personalized and specific surgical plan. Throughout the entire procedure, the surgeon is able to view the customized surgical plan using an AR display system, which serves as an intuitive, patient-specific 3D guide by visually projecting the 3D anatomy model and surgical plan in real time.

These advanced capabilities can result in less tissue damage during the surgical procedure due to enhanced visuals of the patient’s anatomy. Additional benefits include the system’s ability to automate manual, time-consuming tasks for the surgeon, which can reduce the patient’s overall length of surgery.

“We are proud to be at the leading edge of adopting innovative technology at Medical City Frisco,” says Patrick Rohan, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Frisco. “Being the first in Texas to offer technological solutions like this for our patients’ healthcare needs reflects is why patients seek us out as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence.”

This technology received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for use within lumbar spine procedures. With FDA clearance, this system became the world’s first surgical guidance system to incorporate AI and AR technology to enhance image quality, improve workflow, and increase the efficiency of spinal surgeries.