(Yicai Global) March 14 -- Two Chinese public hospitals that are located over 2,200 kilometers apart have executed the global first remote surgery, aided by fifth-generation wireless technology.
Dong Jiahong, a hepatobiliary surgeon and Executive President of Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, affiliated with Tsinghua University, consulted a team of doctors via live streaming during an operation that involved a patient in critical condition due to a liver tumor, located at Shenzhen People's Hospital, state-backed China News Service reported.
Doctors can plan surgeries and collaborate on them via 5G, which removes the limits of time and space, Dong said.
Telemedicine is expected to develop with technology upgrades that can model anatomical structures more accurately, while giving doctors better means to acquire information and plan operations, Dong added.
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