The new and much more precise procedure for placing the 3D MRT/CT image on the surgical site is ready! More than 15,000 points are recognized in the face. These are miles of progress compared to the old procedure where only 64 points were detected.
Using landmarks, the Virtual Surgery Intelligence (VSI) recognizes the patient and virtually places the previously generated 3-dimensional MRI or CT image on it. This has the advantage that the surgeon can better orient himself anatomically and compare where he is intraoperatively. The 3D MRT/CT images are displayed in mixed reality glasses, in the HoloLens from Microsoft. This has the advantage of true 3-dimensionality.
The exact placement is an important step in the development of the VSI. It is a requirement that is used in nearly every medical discipline, for example, in transplants at maxillofacial surgeries, billing surgery for head and neck, or spine surgery for orthopedics, etc. “There was always the feedback from surgeons: How do you wanne manage an accuracy of 1mm and this without markers? And it was hard, it took us one year of tough development. But this new process, named Surface Matching Placement, makes it possible to work completely without markers. The VSI must be simple, intuitive and automatic,” says Sirko Pelzl, CEO of apoQlar GmbH. Next steps are studies in forensic medicine for the medical and scientific proof of precision.
The first public demonstrations are planned as part of Microsoft’s Future Now Events on 25th October in Auckland and 7th November in Singapore. There the “Surface Matching Placement” procedure will be presented live by Sirko Pelzl for the first time.