Voxon in Chicago for RSNA 2019
It’s nearly the end of January and we are only just getting a chance to write about RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) 2019 annual meeting that we attended in Chicago in December.
It was the first time we had attended a medical conference overseas and of course no-one initially knew who we were. By the end of the conference we think we had won over those that had seen the technology, with everyone believing there’s a big future for our 3D volumetric technology in the medical industry.
If you haven’t seen our 3D volumetric display technology used for viewing medical imaging from CT and MRI scans before, then please watch the video below. Love it? Then please share with your medical friends 🙂
Some of the software features include:
- Real-time interaction
- Multi-colour segmentation
- 3D controller support
- View DICOM and standard 3D file formats
- 3D Measurement of distance within DICOM files
- 3D Measurement of angles within DICOM files
- Unlimited viewing angles
The Voxon 3D volumetric display technology allows the users to explore, discuss and discover in a natural 3D viewing environment. No glasses required.
Prior to the RSNA annual meeting we had a lot of feedback from doctors that our display would be a great communication tool for doctor / patient communication and that in a world where patient care is becoming more of a focus, that would become even more important. However the feedback from RSNA attendees often mentioned that it would also be an important pre-op planning tool, which used collaboratively amongst surgical teams prior to surgery that could also provide significant time and cost savings for hospitals.
CT Scan of High Heels Hell
One attendee, Ian Yorkston from Carestream Health had an interesting DICOM file on a USB so we put it on the display. You can view a short video of this below. Essentially the DICOM file was of a young female patient wearing high heels. This CT scan was taken to show the patient the angle of her toes when walking and to highlight why this was causing both foot and back pain. What’s fascinating about this video is that we can use two-colour segmentation to highlight the bones in red and the show in blue – a great example of how using 3D volumetric technology can help both doctors and patients view the proximity between objects.
Whilst we had created the VX1 to show that we could write volumetric light, it was a display designed to showcase this across many industries. Now we are looking to integrate our 3D volumetric display technology into a design that is specifically for a medical product… We would love to talk to your medical organisation if you think you we would be keen to partner with us to help bring this technology into the medical industry.
Here’s a few photos from our trip to Chicago… We had such a great time we hope to be back again for RSNA 2020.