Converting CT scans and MRI images into three-dimensional images helps doctors see details and can share this image with associates everywhere, to find the best surgical method.
Doctors in Italy are applying new technologies to surgical research, helping convert CT scans and MRI into three-dimensional images.
Previous 3-D images were often applied in teaching or presentations, but doctors in Italy successfully applied the first 3D projection application in treatment.
MRI data and CT scans will automatically convert to 3D projection.
The software is called VerimaCT 1.0 , designed by Witapp, a company based in Florence. Along with the virtual reality glasses, the displayed image will clearly show the details like on the snapshot.
The application only takes a few minutes to combine and convert drawings into 3D.
MRI data is being imported into the machine to convert to 3D projection.
Neurosurgery professor Alessandro Della Puppa, from Careggi University, Italy, shared with AP reporters about the potential of this application: ' Currently this technology is being used for pre-surgery. After having CT and MRI scans, we can combine them and create a 3D image, to carefully observe the details. In addition, we can share this image with our partners everywhere, to find the best surgical method. '
Neurosurgery professor Alessandro Della Puppa, from Careggi University, Italy, shared with AP reporters about the potential of this application.
This technology has now been applied at Careggi University Hospital, in treatment and teaching, at a cost of 9,000-14,000 Euros, depending on each function and the connected device.
Doctor Giuseppe Spinelli, Head of Faculty of Facial Surgery at Careggi University Hospital - Mr. Giuseppe Spinelli, explains : 'Although this year, the technology is officially introduced, but in fact, we have put it into research. save and teach for over 6 months. Initially, we decided to use that technology to learn more about useful applications for the Health industry. It wasn't until about 2 months ago that we actually applied for the first time in the operating room. '
Software developers are working more with doctors to upgrade the application, which can be used during surgery.
Software developers are working more with doctors to upgrade applications.
Dr. Giuseppe Spinelli added: 'We think that the cooperation with engineers, especially biomedical engineers, is essential, to complete this application. If successful, this technology will help patients less painful, the surgery also reduces invasion to other organs in the body. In addition, it can help patients have more chances to survive and recover better. '
Professor Della Puppa totally agrees with this. He said that doctors at Careggi University Hospital are also willing to adopt new technologies to improve treatment effectiveness, especially in the area of many risks such as neurosurgery.
'In neurosurgery, improvements and upgrades are very important. If we are satisfied with what we achieve, we will not be able to best serve our patients. This new technology, certainly, will give us more data, to achieve that goal. '