Zhejiang University: SAHZU Performs China’s First 5G-Assisted Remote Intracerebral Hematoma Aspiration

On June 17, Prof. LIU Fengqiang, a neurosurgeon from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU),remotely manipulated Remebot, a stereotactic neurosurgery robot, through a 5G network to evacuate the intracerebral hematoma of a patient, who was located 200 kilometers away in Songyang Hospital of Li Shui City. This marked the successful establishment of China’s first 5G-based digital neurosurgery operating theater.

During the surgery, the scene of the operational site in Songyang as well as the Remebot’s platform were transmitted back in real time to the 5G Remote Command Center at SAHZU. Owing to the large bandwidth and extreme low latency of the 5G network, the neurosurgeons in both locations could interact and communicate in almost the same surgical environment. The surgery turned out to be smooth and safe with no observable bleeding or other complications.

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