Robotic detection of bone breach with radiation-free technology 100% effective, research shows

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SpineGuard's radiation-free Dynamic Surgical Guidance sensing technology was 100 percent effective in its robotic application, according to a Sept. 7 news release.

What to know:

1. A lab experiment examined DSG's robotic application for detecting the boundary between bone and soft tissues during vertebral drilling done by a robot and automatically stopping at the limit.

2. The experiment found 100 percent of drillings stopped within "a corridor considered as clinically safe, of 2 millimeters on each side of the interface between bone and soft tissues." 

3. The experiment was a collaboration with Sorbonne University in Paris. 

4. SpineGuard's cofounder and deputy CEO said: "[The results] present a no-fail profile with no false negatives nor false positives in 100 'blind' drillings. … Their clinical application is broad across the entire orthopedic field because they demonstrate in a quantitative manner the potential of our DSG technology to secure robotic drillings and in particular those destined to place implants."

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