EchoPixel Launches 3D Virtual Imaging with FDA Nod

March 25, 2015

The FDA has approved EchoPixel’s True3D Viewer which converts anatomical data to 3D virtual reality images.

The FDA has approved EchoPixel’s True3D Viewer, the first platform to convert anatomical data from patients into fully interactive, 3D virtual reality images, EchoPixel announced yesterday.

True3D compiles data from MRI, CT, and all DICOM imaging data to create an interactive holograph of patient-specific body parts, instead of flat 2D images, EchoPixel said in a release. The rendering allows physicians and students to interact with the anatomical structures. True3D’s technology is an effort to dramatically improve speed and efficacy across a broad range of medical operations, the release said.

“Since CT scans were invented in the 1970s, doctors have learned about patient anatomy by mentally piecing together multiple images on flat screens,” Ron Schilling, CEO of EchoPixel, said in the release. “That’s not what the inside of a patient looks like. When working with doctors, we found they were wasting energy trying to solve imaging problems instead of clinical ones. Using virtual reality, we can provide an interactive, three-dimensional view of patient data that is far clearer and more realistic.”

Early clinical trials have shown True3D technology to impact procedures in surgery and radiology, the release said. EchoPixel uses proprietary protocols to formulate and distribute expert-derived methodologies in step-by-step 3D format, according to the release.

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