EchoPixel issued a statement Thursday to update the healthcare world on its progress in the clinical adoption of its True 3D Viewer Software for pediatric surgical procedures.
The tech in question allows clinicians to use real patient image data in a desktop virtual-reality environment.
According to the latest update, at multiple leading clinical sites, surgeons and radiologists are adopting the True 3D Viewer Software to “develop surgical plans, effectively communicate in a common 3D language, and assist in challenging procedures. ”
In short, EchoPixel’s True 3D Viewer Software translates DICOM image data into “life size virtual-reality objects, allowing physicians to move, turn, dissect, and closely examine patient-specific anatomy.”
As for the progress touted, here’s what EchoPixel explained today:
At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, doctors have used EchoPixel’s True 3D Viewer Software — in conjunction with the HP Zvr virtual reality Display and HP Z440 Workstation — to assist in a number of surgical procedures. In December, doctors used EchoPixel’s technology to assist with a groundbreaking seventeen-hour surgery that successfully separated twin girls who were conjoined from the sternum down. True 3D’s unique interactive 3D views helped doctors gain a more complete understanding of the unique anatomy prior to, and during, the operation.
Additionally, we’re told that at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, physicians have incorporated EchoPixel’s True 3D Viewer Software into an integrated 3D lab, “with the goal of establishing 3D technology as a diagnostic tool. The center has focused on using interactive virtual reality to better differentiate certain vascular anomalies in congenital heart disease.”
“We’re excited to establish 3D virtual viewing as part of our 3D program,” said Steve Muyskens, M.D., cardiologist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. “Having this technology, in addition to 3D printing capabilities, allows Cook Children’s cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to improve the planning of complex procedures and surgeries. We believe this approach will eventually lead to less time in the operating room and fewer complications.”
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