Viseon has commercially rolled out the 4K MaxView System in the US and announced the initial clinical use of the 4K advanced visualisation system for minimally invasive spine surgery.

The MaxView 4K System is said to be an enabling, towerless visualisation system for use in an ambulatory surgery centre (ASC) setting without any capital equipment expense or operating room area.

It is made up of a reusable, non-sterile 4K Image Control Box and a single-use sterile 4K imaging camera to deliver a real 4K experience on a 4K operating room (OR) monitor for the entire OR team for observation.

Viseon, which is a US-based privately held medical device company, said that the digital platform can record real-time surgical videos even as it captures still images.

This enables surgeons to create a digital content database for teaching, presentations, publications, reviews of patient cases, and additional analysis using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to optimise patient outcomes.

The MaxView 4K System, which is an implant agnostic, is also said to be compatible with all the major lateral access retractors that are currently on the market.

Viseon CEO Jeffrey Valko said: “Enabling advanced minimally invasive spine surgery procedures to be performed in a more safe, efficient and economic manner benefits the patient, the surgeon and the hospital.

“Visualisation seems to be such a fundamental requirement during spine surgery but advancing minimally invasive techniques require more advanced visualisation that significantly benefits patient’s safety without a large economic burden on the hospital. Viseon uniquely enables this with the first-ever MaxView 4K System.

“We are fortunate to have an exceptionally talented product development team who have repeatably demonstrated their ability to rapidly innovate next generation patented technology enabling us to expand into additional markets such as Neurosurgery, ENT, Endoscopy, and other Orthopaedic uses.”

The initial case series with the MaxView 4K system was accomplished by orthopaedic surgeons Rajiv Sethi and Philip Louie at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, neurosurgeon Alfred Ogden and Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, and orthopaedic surgeon Samuel Joseph at HCA South Tampa Hospital, Tampa, Florida.