Feb 16 2014
FYI: BDSholes = Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (against Israel) assholes. New Israeli-invented 3D hologram is a major advance in open heart surgery.
CBS News An Israeli company has developed a first of its kind 3D holographic technology it says, could pave the way to a new era of interventional medicine. RealView Imaging LTD says it has recently completed a successful clinical study in which surgeons used live-action 3D holograms of their patients’ beating heart to help them operate.
RealView’s prototype system allowed surgeons to view, touch and manipulate a three dimensional image of the patient’s heart “floating” in mid-air during minimally-invasive cardiac procedures. RealView’s medical director, Elchanan Bruckheimer, says the system gives surgeons information about the entire organ in real time.
The system operates by using data analysis and densed projection of light. Measurements and dimensions produced by x-rays, MRI or ultrasound images create the hologram and technology that uses light-scattering to project the image onto a fixed point in space does the rest, according to RealView president and co-founder Shaul Gelman.
“The system is involving two main aspects. One is computation, which receives 3D data sets and computes the hologram. And then after the computation of the hologram, the system has an electro-optical part that actually propagates this light into space and reconstructs the image in free air, allowing the user to go and interact with the image.”