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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Medical Holography....Astounding!

Happy New Year!

2014 promises to be a year of immense change and potential all over the globe, starting with our very own India and the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)! While India rejoices the victory of the common man, the Israelis continue to do what they are best at....Research and Innovation in Medical Technology! If the U.S. is the current superpower in terms of finance (and guns) Israel wins hands down in Medical Innovation.

I was sent this link for a video that could change the way Doctor's would practice medicine forever! Usually I ignore such mails and prefer to read new innovations in journals once they have been tried and tested, but I just happened to watch the video and was amazed!

Israeli startup Real View has come up with a 3D Medical Holography that would allow Doctor's to virtually see the 3D model of organs in their patients bodies and take a call as to what line of intervention must be followed.

While the video focuses on the heart and cardiologists, the potential here is mind blowing. The end of the video has a short clip on a 3D image of a fetus.

Imagine the possibilities of having the option of seeing your unborn child in full 3D hovering above your hands. Imagine the number of children we can save by diagnosing and treating conditions before the child is even born.

Imagine having the option to correctly see the organ you think is damaged prior to surgery, pin pointing the exact location of damage if any and then prepping for surgery. If you know exactly where to look and what to do before even opening the patient, it would save time, resources, improve recovery times, allay patient's anxiety regarding the diagnosis and procedure and yes, make better doctors.

Imagine the countless number of heart procedures we could save by getting a model right in front of us instead of advising every third patient for an angiography (invasive) or a bypass or stenting. You could see the extent of damage to valves before deciding whether they need replacement.

The possibilities are limitless but this technology is in it's infancy and must be given time to mature before we jump head first into it.

Watch the video and be amazed (nothing graphic in it)

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