MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A system that can generate holographic 3D images of the heart that surgeons can manipulate during procedures was used in a small, 8-patient trial in Israel.
Philips (NYSE:PHG) and RealView Imaging developed the live 3D holographic imaging using X-ray and ultrasound imaging. The holographs can be seen "floating in free space" by the surgeons, who can use them to guide the surgery.
The pilot study at the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre in Petach Tikva, Israel, "demonstrated the feasibility" of the technique, according to Design Week.
Here’s a look at the technology in a video from RealView:
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