Problem

When a physician examines a CT, MRI, or any other 3D modality image, they’re piecing together multiple 2D perspectives—or 3D perspectives on a 2D screen—to imagine a patient’s 3D anatomy. That mental leap means they’re forced to make assumptions about what the patient’s evaluated anatomy truly looks like—which can slow down workflow and open the door to overlooking critical clinical information.

Solution

EchoPixel True 3D, powered by HP, uses a wide variety of current medical image datasets to enable radiologists, cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, and interventional neuroradiologists (among others) to see patient specific anatomy in an open 3D space. The system works by using four cameras to track the user’s head movements, glasses to turn images into 3D visuals, and a stylus to let users move and interact with objects in real time.

Clinical Efficacy of t3D

  • Ability to see and interact with medical images as though they were real, physical objects
  • Easier for physicians to see anatomy in context without extraneous information
  • Enables physicians to intuitively grasp, dissect, and size key clinical features
  • May assist in complex surgical planning

Workflow Significance of t3D

  • Freehand clip plane control creates cross sections in a volume and 2D multi-planarreconstruction (MPR) views—so physicians can quickly drive their view along any obliqueperspective without being limited to axial, coronal, and sagittal views

  • Object Measurements calculate the surface area and volume of selected anatomy using lines, poly lines, splines, orthogonal diameters, angles, and advanced tools that fit patients’ anatomy

  • Region growing segmentation allows physicians to create a 3D surface model of patients’ anatomy and select areas of interest

  •  Customize your workflow by saving and editing transfer functions