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Preoperative planning with Vesalius3D explained to students of the VCMS, Maastricht

The Vereniging Chirurgie voor Medisch Studenten in Maastricht organized an event in which preoperative planning with 3D imaging was explained to their members. In 2 different sessions 50 students were shown how Vesalius3D is used in practice and were explained by a very experienced surgeon why 3D imaging can be of vital importance.

Thank you Dr. Natour and Dr. Peyman for your contribution.

Vesalius3D at the Young@Heart event 2018, Utrecht

A presentation of Vesalius3D was given at the Young@Heart event in the historical building of the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht.

Vesalius3D being used in LITA harvesting procedure, Japan

A great video from one of our Japanese users using a harmonic knife for LITA harvesting in Vesalius3D and in the OR.

Vesalius3D at the MITACS conference, Maastricht

Vesalius3D was at the Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery (MITACS) course (26-28 June 2018, Maastricht). Vesalius3D was used during presentations for 3D reconstruction, 3D printing and simulation for mitral valve repair. See program.

Vesalius3D at the Concor conference in Tuschinski, Amsterdam

Concor conference in Tuschinski Amsterdam success; Vesalius3D show was well received by the audience of patients and experts.

Vesalius3D well received in Japan

Vesalius3D also well received abroad. A quote from a happy Japanese customer:

” Dear Mr.

Owing to your support, the first VR seminar went successful last Saturday.

What was so impressive was, junior residents were getting used to it pretty fast. By the end of the day, they started learning by themselves! (young generations are incredible)

I was very encouraged that Vesalius3D is a quite fascinating tool for the medical education.

Thank you very much. ”

Vesalius3D used in scientific research

Vesalius3D in the ITEA project 3D Pathology.

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Vesalius3D was also used in a research project on Patient-Specific Topographic Anatomy of the Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Flap: Comparing Standard and Modified Computed Tomographic Angiography.

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Vesalius3D in the spotlight

Vesalius3D was in the spotlight during the EVC 3D event. Together with Prof. Jacobs we had a great performance.

New Vesalius3D movies on YouTube

The videos below were part of our demonstrationmovie at the CSI 2017 congress in Frankfurt.

A video showing a myxoma in the left atrium. Also giving a clear view on the mitral valve.

A video showing the internal trauma caused by a motorcycle accident.

A video showing calcifications on the aortic valve and in the coronary arteries.

A video showing a coarctatio of the aortic arch.

A video showing a rupture in the aortic arch.

A video showing a dissection of the aortic arch.

A video showing abscesses around the aortic root. Also a clear view on the artificial aortic valve is given.

The videos below were part of a stereoscopic 3D movie used in a presentation during the EVC 2017 congress in Maastricht.

This video was used in a case about an aneurysm in the right renal artery.

This video was used in a case about a reoperation on the aorta.

This video was used in a case about an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

This video was used in a case about venous insufficiency in the left leg.

PS-Medtech supports inaugural symposium of Prof. Dr. Steven Chamuleau

On March 10, 2017 Steven Chamuleau gave his inaugural speech in the historic academy builiding in Utrecht, website.

In the symposium, prior to the inaugural speech, Dr. Folkert Meijboom, Child cardiologist at the UMC Utrecht, showed the value of 3D imaging for several complex hart diseases.

The 3D Interactieve imaging was presented using PS-Medtechs C-Station™ using Vesalius3D, projected on a large 3D screen.

By using 3D glassess the audience was introduced to the power of 3D and got an ‘insight’ in the complexities of the human heart.

PS-Medtech develops the 3D Video Collaboration Suite for medical images

February 2 2016

Imagine you are in Amsterdam, analysing the CT scan of a patient in your C-Station™. The scan is not clear enough and you still have some doubts. One of your colleagues works in New York. You call him, he logs in the PS-Medtech platform and accesses the same information you are working with. You two interact, move, modify and edit the dataset at the same time, discussing the most important aspects of the scan. Imagine that after a nice discussion you perfectly diagnose the disease and you are able to design the best treatment for the patient. And all without any medical data transfer.

We want to shift from your imagination to real life. The PS-Medtech team aims to bring the 3D Video Collaboration between C-Stations™ to hospitals all around the world.

We are working together with Mainport and Huawei to make the 3D Video Collaboration a big step in collaboration between hospitals.

The 3D Video Collaboration between C-Stations™ aims to remove the barriers doctors have when sharing knowledge and discussing use cases between hospitals.

These are the main advantages of 3D Video Collaboration:

  • There is no medical data transfer during the collaboration. Patient’s confidential information remains on site.
  • Efficient, real time and interactive collaboration.
  • Better decisions are reached faster due to collaboration between professionals.

The 3D Video Collaboration Suite will be showcased in the upcoming conferences:

Learn more about the 3D workstation C-Station™ at our website.

Workshop on the use of 3D technology for preoperative planning

January 25 2016

Workshop

Using Vesalius3D software, CT, MR and Ultrasound images can be transferred to workstations, allowing 3D visualization and interaction with all vascular structures and planning of open and endovascular procedures in a hyper accurate way. PS-Medtech will run a workshop in which participants will experience the exploitation of 2D, 3D and 4D medical data. The participants are invited to hold the scanned data in their own hands and, by using the award winning 3D workstation C-Station™, they will experience how to reach a better decision faster and truly understand and share the data.

During the workshop:

  • CT scans and MRIs of the aortic arch with difficult pathologies including aneurysms and coarctatios will be used.
  • The ease of showing and analysing complex anatomy will be demonstrated.
  • The correlation between 2D images to the exact location of 3D structures will be shown.
  • An extraction of a complex area of the vascular structure will be performed. The power of this functionality in combination with volumetric visualizations will be demonstrated.
  • The complexity of the anatomy will be extracted through several methods.
  • Aneurysms will be visualized from both the inside and the outside of the vessel.
  • Preoperative and postoperative data of endovascular stent grafts will be showed.
  • An extraction of a region of interest for later 3D printing will be performed.

Where

Training unit 14 during the European Vascular Course (EVC) 2016, which this year will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

When

Between March 6th and March 8th. The times for the workshops are the following:
  • Sunday: 11h00-13h00 and 16h00-17h30.
  • Monday: 11h00-13h00 and 16h00-17h30.
  • Tuesday: 11h00-13h00.

Registration

Registrations for the workshops are open:
  • On-line registration: send an email to EVC2016@ps-medtech.com.
  • On-site registration: Brigthlands booth.
We hope to see you on the EVC 2016!

How Vesalius3D can assist you with your planning

November 2 2015

Planning a procedure is important and can be difficult, but the evolution of technology makes this work easier for medical professionals. Current tools have clear limitations that result in doctors having to reconstruct the 2D images acquired by CT, MR and other devices, in their minds.

Vesalius3D assists our users by reconstructing in 3D the 2D images acquired by hospital devices. It is constantly being improved. We stay in close contact with our users in hospitals, who provide vital feedback on their needs. One example is planning a lung lobectomy, for which they want to use Vesalius3D.

Below is an example of visualization used during planning.

 

Vesalius3D assists medical professionals with their planning:

  • Vesalius3D shows clearly the relation of the tumor with the skeleton. This is used to identify where to place the instruments for a minimally invasive procedure.
  • Vesalius3D is used to see where anatomical structures are located around the tumor, for instance arteries, veins and the bronchus.
  • Vesalius3D is used to measure distances, angles and volumes between the relevant anatomical structures around the tumor.

The video below shows the typical steps using Vesalius3D.

We are available for demos in our offices in Amsterdam and Maastricht.

For further information, please contact us at info@ps-medtech.com.