3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

Yunus Emre Duyar
April 25th 2015

Although biomedical imaging technologies have been improved enough to show us 3D images of our insides, there are still technical problems associated with the current technology. A new company called EchoPixel might have an innovative solution with its interactive holographic viewer system True3D Viewer.

Current 3D viewing technologies are not able to create a truly accurate 3D rendition: 2D images gathered from MRI, CT scanner, ultrasound and other devices are stitched together to create a rough 3D image. The result is not perfect, there can be holes in these images, which make diagnosis and treatment processes a challenge for doctors.

With True3D Viewer, EchoPixel aims to solve this problem by providing medical professionals with a hologram of organs that can be moved around, zoomed in on, or manipulated in actual 3D space. The new technology might not necessarily improve medical practices by leaps and bounds, but it can make diagnosis and treatment processes more effective.

The 3D holography could avoid uncomfortable physical procedures and help detect problems in complex organs such as the heart or the brain. Get a glimpse of the technology in the video below:

Story via Wired. Image via EchoPixel

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