Technology that makes Hollywood blockbuster movies is now being used for patients undergoing keyhole surgery.
Braemar Hospital has become the first hospital in Australasia to install ultra high-definition (4k) imaging tools in their operating theatre. The latest James Bond movie – Spectre – was made using 4k, as well as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. To get a better understanding of how advanced the technology is, 4k offers four-times the resolution of the current 1080p Blu-ray discs.
The human eye can see more than 10 million colours and shades. And 4k will allow surgeons to carry out keyhole surgery with images that replicate the human eye.