VSI displays MRI, CT, CBCT and many other image types in 3D inside the Microsoft HoloLens headset. Using anatomic landmarks, VSI recognizes the patient and superimposes the 3D scans onto them. This is beneficial as it allows comparison during the surgery, thus enabling the surgeon to orientate themselves more effectively and precisely in the individual anatomy. The surgeon is able to pinpoint where each structure is located, the location of the pathology, and additional important details (e.g. localisation of individual lymph nodes form the SPECT/CT scans).
In addition, bone structures can be rendered from the CT scans. The grey tomograms are displayed in a photorealistic format. Besides bone rendering, natural rendering renders the soft tissues and presents these in a photorealistic and tactile manner. This enables the precise recognition of the course and pathology of important cranial nerves and blood vessels, thus making surgical interventions safer. Both rendering procedures are based on Microsoft Azure.
VSI covers nearly all medical fields, from ENT, dermatology, traumatology to dentistry and oral & maxillofacial. In addition to intraoperative applications, it also offers process-optimizing applications such as telesurgery, surgical documentation, hospital rounds, patient information, trainings etc. It is a growing range of processes within hospitals and medical offices.