Royal Philips announced that the first patients have been successfully treated using its innovative 3D Augmented Reality (AR) spine navigation solution at Sant Joan de D?u Barcelona Children's Hospital, Spain, and the Armed Forces Hospital, Oman. For both cases the surgeons used Philips integrated Spine Suite solution that offers the company?s Azurion Hybrid Operating Room (OR) with ClarifEye, an industry-first solution that combines 2D and 3D visualisations at low X-ray dose with 3D AR navigation into one system. This enables surgeons to define and navigate along the critical pathway using this advanced real-time image guidance for precise device placement both in open and minimally invasive spine procedures. The first patient treated with ClarifEye at Sant Joan de D?u Barcelona Children's Hospital involved open image guided surgery on a 12-year-old patient with severe congenital spondylolisthesis, a condition where the spine is misaligned due to a defect in one of the joints. Without treatment, it can affect quality of life and increase the risk of several chronic conditions. Using the Philips? spine solution, pedicle screws were successfully placed at four spine levels to fuse several lumbar vertebras.