September 27, 2019 — EchoPixel introduced what it calls the first-ever intraoperative software to provide naked-eye, touchless interactive 3-D anatomical imaging to support structural heart procedures in the cath lab, operating room (OR) and hybrid OR. The introduction was made at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019 meeting, September 25-29, in San Francisco. The company will showcase the turnkey intraoperative solution, which is pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance, as part of its existing integrated suite of mixed reality software solutions that assist cardiologists and surgeons with visualization of live 3-D medical images during a procedure for more precise catheter and device placement and personalized planning.
The anatomical imaging tools provide clinicians with a 3-D holographic experience to visualize and interact with patient-specific organs and tissue in an open 3-D space. This allows for enhanced pre-operative planning, improved patient selection, increased patient engagement, and the completion of increasingly complex structural heart and congenital heart disease procedures in both adults and pediatric patients.
"EchoPixel's technology lets you effortlessly interact with 3-D images to better understand complex cardiac anatomy and the anatomic variability that is commonly seen in structural heart disease patients. We are currently working on a research study comparing procedure times with and without the technology, and the initial results are promising in terms of reducing procedure times and device waste. If these results continue, I think the technology will make structural heart procedures more efficient and more accessible to patients," said Saurabh Sanon, M.D., director of the Structural Heart Transcatheter Therapies program at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and clinical associate professor of medicine at Florida Atlantic University's College of Medicine.
EchoPixel's True3D software enables heart teams to interact with medical images the way they would with physical objects in the real world. It leverages computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), echocardiography and C-arm fluoroscopy images to create life-size holographic versions of organs, blood vessels and other structures. This allows physicians to interact with a digital twin of the patient-specific anatomy to identify the optimal treatment target, approach and catheter position, capturing accurate measurements, distances and angles. Delivering better visualization of anatomical structures and spatial relationships, True3D has been shown to facilitate completion of procedures with reproducible and reliable outcomes.
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