Echopixel announced last week that the virtual reality medical imaging system True 3D is ready for clinical implementation. The company’s partnership with HP means the system can be utilized in any clinics equipped with the HP Zvr display and the HP Z440 workstation.
In a press release declaring the system’s availability, EchoPixel CEO Ron Schilling says, “I believe our partnership with HP will be a formative moment in the development and distribution of virtual reality in the medical imaging space. HP has a long record of leadership in this industry, a strong network of partnerships, and a powerful commitment to their customers. We believe that virtual reality is the next revolution in medical imaging, and with our FDA-cleared system, together we can deliver this technology into hospitals, clinics, and medical schools around the world.”
The system provides means for physicians to interactively examine images derived from CT and MR data. EchoPixel boasts True 3D uniquely “enables readers to visualize and interact with tissue and organs in open 3D space…as if they were real physical objects.”
Judy Yee, M.D., professor and vice chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at University of California, San Francisco, recently raved about the system’s functionality to UCSF Magazine, saying, “You can cut away the parts of what you don’t want to see and manipulate it so that you improve what you don’t want to see. It’s a more engaging way to read data sets.” Yee adds, “As the equipment evolves, it allows us to view the same disease processes in a completely different way so we can improve detection and diagnostic ability and streamline workflow.”