Plotting the Future of Computer Assisted Surgery

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Medivis enriches surgical visualization with three-dimensional holographic images created using Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

Medivis is a medical technology company that designs augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) software for advanced surgical visualization. The company brings together the sharpest minds in various fields including neuroanatomy, radiology, mixed reality technology, graphic engineering, user experience design, database architecture, web application development, three-dimensional modeling, and more. This expertise has resulted in the development of various breakthrough technologies that improve surgical outcomes for patients while saving costs for medical institutions.

surgical, for example, enables high precision and real-time decision making by integrating the latest advances in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and computer vision to superimpose images directly on a patient. With SurgicalAR, physicians can focus more on their patients, patient safety is improved and healthcare system costs are reduced.

Medivis CEO Dr. “In the surgical world, we continue to rely primarily on two-dimensional imaging technology to understand and study the incredibly complex patient pathology. These data are displayed on monitors in the form of cross-sections of data such as CT and MR. However, patients and their problems are three-dimensional. “Now imaging is so dense with data that there is no need to visualize it cross-sectionally in a single format,” he says.

Dr. Choudhry notes that the rendering can now be done using advanced visualization structured with three-dimensional images. Medivis takes this approach to a higher level by reconstructing images holographically on the SurgicalAR platform.

Working with Dell Technologies

SurgicalAR has been designed to work with an image archiving and communication system (PACS) consisting of a large server and storage solution that stores all of the hospital’s medical imaging files to provide a complete data processing and storage solution. This is a computationally-intensive process. That’s why Medivis uses Dell Precision workstations and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA GPU acceleration to achieve the parallel processing power needed to render holographic images in real-time.

Dr. Choudhry underlines that partnerships with global companies enable Medivis to move its technology from the lab to the operating room in a relatively shorter time. Dr. “By working with partners such as Dell Technologies, which have extensive experience in the healthcare industry, we can really scale up,” says Choudry. Dell works with almost every hospital in the country. That’s why we can work comfortably with Dell to create the most suitable solution for hospital workflows, ”he says.

In later stages of technology, photorealistic three-dimensional images will be processed in real-time using advanced algorithms to calculate how different shadows will appear in scanning and light modulation. These algorithms will be supported by high-performance computing (HPC) systems that perform hundreds of millions of calculations in real-time.

Dr. Choudry, “I’m very excited to think about what can be done with this technology in the not-too-distant future. “It’s really exciting to work with such great visual technology that makes people’s imaginations come true and helps patients,” he says.