Surgical Theater story @ Fast Company journal….
“In Ohio, Israeli-based flight simulator technology is now helping surgeons prepare for complicated operations. The Surgery Rehearsal Platform brings technology that translates a two-dimensional image–say, a landscape with mountains or a picture of a kidney–into a three-dimensional world. It aims to revolutionize the way surgeons prepare for operations by enabling them to simulate the surgery on real patient data obtained through imaging studies, without actually operating on patients….”
Read the full storty at: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680503/how-a-military-flight-simulator-is-making-surgeons-more-prepared-to-operate
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) conducted a competition for companies that will be featured in the formal invitation for the CNS’s annual meeting that will be held in Chicago on October 7-10, 2012.
According to the CNS: ”Product submissions will be vetted by a committee of neurosurgical experts and only the most groundbreaking new technologies and services will be highlighted to create maximum buzz for the exhibit hall. These new innovations will also be highlighted onsite through signage and other media”.
On Sep 6, neurosurgeons across the world received the below invitation from the CNS :
The following companies will be launching new products during the 2012 CNS Annual Meeting. Stop by their exhibit booths or schedule an appointment through the Annual Meeting Guide for an in-person demonstration of these technologies that are changing the practice of neurosurgery:
The Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP)
Surgical Theater, LLC – Booth # 726
Surgical Theater LLC (http://www.surgicaltheater.net) developed an exclusive and patent pending technique for reconstruction of medical images (e.g. CT and MRI), into dynamic realistic and interactive 3D models with life-like tissue reaction and accurate modeling of surgery tools. The SRP allows surgeons to plan and rehearse a specific patient’s case. The tissue reacts realistically to actions taken by the surgeon, allowing accurate pre-surgery rehearsal, permitting surgeons to “pre-live the future™” of their cases. Current applications include Cerebral Aneurysm and Pituitary Tumor. Microvascular Decompression, Meningioma and Acoustic Neuroma are planned to be launched in the coming months. The SRPs are web connected for peer reviewing, collaboration between surgeons, and for tele-mentoring. (Prior to the FDA clearance the SRP will be restricted for educational purposes – only historical patient case studies will be used. Subsequent to FDA clearance, pre-surgery patient specific studies (CT/MRI) imagery will be used).