Virtual ablation: unlocking critical remote cancer treatment during COVID-19

Using Proximie, Professor Afshin Gangi, a globally-respected interventional radiologist from the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France, and president of The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), virtually scrubbed-in from France to collaborate with a team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, including Consultant Interventional Radiologists Dr Shahzad Ilyas and Dr Athanasios Diamantopoulos, to ensure important cancer procedures could continue despite the emerging threat of the Omicron variant.

“It’s a great teaching tool and I really think this is the way to go; I’d love to get this software in Strasbourg.”

“It’s not exactly the same as someone being in the room with you, but I think it’s almost as good.”



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