Companies showcase the benefits of virtual holography in medical visualization
SUNNYVALE, CA — March 13, 2013 — zSpace, Inc., a technology provider that is transforming the future of human-computer interaction, announced today that software partner EchoPixel Inc., will use the Company’s interactive 3D platform zSpace to develop a clinical protocol for detecting colon cancer. In time for Colon Cancer Awareness month, this study will take place at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
This protocol will use data from computed tomography (CT) images to generate holographic 3D reconstructions of the data in zSpace, which allows the clinician to interact with the colon as if it were a true physical object. EchoPixel’s software tools combined with zSpace’s head tracking capabilities will enable clinicians to search through the reconstruction for clinically relevant structures such as polyps, immediately understand their position relative to the surrounding anatomy and interactively dissect the reconstruction for detailed evaluation.
EchoPixel, Inc. is collaborating with Dr. Judy Yee, MD, at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
“This technology has the potential to increase the accuracy of identifying ‘flat lesions’ or nonpolypoid lesions in a faster timeframe,” said Dr. Yee.
The search and problem solving strategies provided by the new protocol are key to achieving rapid reading responses, as the head tracking capabilities of zSpace allow you to become fully immersed in a highly realistic, comfortable 3D environment where you can intuitively navigate the data with increased detail and precision.
zSpace, Inc. and EchoPixel’s founder and CTO, Sergio Aguirre, MSEE, will host a free webinar that highlights the value of using virtual holography in medical visualization:
• Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 am PT
• Title: True3D Medical Visualization Using Virtual Holography
• Summary: Current medical visualization has limitations in representing the complex 3D relationships present in anatomy, resulting in the loss of clinically significant information. Evaluating True3D virtual holographic views of anatomy offers an opportunity to redefine medical visualization and expand diagnostic, surgical planning and intervention capabilities to a new level of excellence.
To sign up for this webinar, visit http://zspace.com/about/webinars-events/.
About EchoPixel, Inc.
EchoPixel is creating medical visualization solutions to optimize clinical efficacy and workflow while leading the way for a paradigm shift in medical diagnostics, surgical planning and treatment. EchoPixel’s solutions utilize advanced stereoscopic display technologies to present meaningful 3D representations of anatomy and an interactive tool set and methodology that increase knowledge and promote clinical decision making. EchoPixel, Inc. is located in the Silicon Valley in California. Our products are still under development and not offered for sale in the United States. www.echopixeltech.com
zSpace, formerly known as Infinite Z, is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Targeting markets including manufacturing, biotechnology, architecture, engineering, government, medical and research, zSpace aims to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualization. Join the Developer Community that is leading the way in 3D innovation by visiting http://developer.zspace.com. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://zspace.com.
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