Mt. Vernon Register-News


February 4, 2014

Crossroads shows off new robotic system


Also, part of the new technology is the Firefly Fluorescence System, which allows surgeons to use a video camera and glowing dye to view blood flowing in vessels and tissues during a procedure, states a Crossroads news release.

“This capability provides real-time, image-guided identification of key anatomical landmarks using near-infrared technology,” the release states. “The system provides surgeons with enhanced visualization during surgery to deliver optimal patient outcomes.”

In addition to Rotary West, system demonstrations are also being held for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, the Rend Lake College Foundation Board, National Railway employees, The Insurance Store, area nursing homes, the media and others.

“We have two full days (of demonstrations),” said Debi Richardson, director of marketing and public relations for Crossroads.

The general public demonstration took place at a “Healthy Woman” event Monday evening at the hospital.

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