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CNN  — 

A new medical device collaboration is giving surgeons “x-ray vision,” by fusing digitally enhanced images directly into the microscope of a surgical device.

The tech, called SyncAR, is a partnership between Los Angeles-based health tech innovators Surgical Theater, and Irish medical device company Medtronic.

While surgeons typically need to look up at screens in order to access patient data or enhanced visuals – adding time and hindering surgical flow – this system enables access to all that information in one place.

“When you have your hands on something delicate, such as the brain, every minute and second matters. Every small movement matters,” says Moty Avisar, CEO and co-founder of Surgical Theater. “If you have to pull your head away from the microscope to look at a display and then go backwards, it disturbs to continuity of the surgery.”

It was designed specifically for complex neurosurgeries and includes augmented – or digitally layered – 3D images that are created using Surgical Theater’s SyncAR technology. Each image shows a detailed visual of the spec