Our ImmersiveView™ software is an incredibly useful tool for spine surgeons. After an ImmersiveView™ file is created using patient DICOM scans, the IVSP™ system can generate a 3D VR model within seconds. This model provides surgeons the ability to visualize each patient’s case closely, measure the exact dimensions of anatomical irregularities, assess existing hardware from previous surgeries, and more. Details that are often missed with 2D scans are easily captured in VR. With the ability to gain increased insight into each case, surgeries are performed more quickly and confidently, and patients are treated with the most advanced care available today.
Take a closer look at how ImmersiveView™ can be used for your next surgery.
2. ImmersiveView™ File Generation
Our team of biomedical engineers converts the patient data into an ImmersiveView™ file.
3. Digital Case Delivery
The ImmersiveView™ file is digitally sent back within 24 hours for use on the IVSP system. A hard copy of the file can also be delivered directly to the surgeon for additional ease of access in the operating room.
Surgical Training & Education
Our ImmersiveSim™ and ImmersiveTouch3™ platforms are the only training and education products on the market that provide high fidelity 1:1 haptic feedback along with realistic user interface. This means that surgeons and residents can actually feel the layers of the spinal cord as they enter, experience life-like resistance while performing each procedure, and develop accurate surgical intuition that carries over into real surgical performance. Each module provides immediate feedback for relevant parameters within the chosen surgery, enabling users to identify their weaknesses and trace their progress over time. ImmersiveTouch’s superior training and education platforms aim to provide a realistic space for surgeon and residents to develop surgical skills with no constraints on resources, and with no risk to patients.
Take a look at the clinical studies done using our training platforms here.
Spinal Case Studies
Spinal cases are often characterized by varying degrees of unnatural curvature in the spine, as with scoliosis. Each case is unique, and often 2D scans are not enough to provide a holistic portrayal of the degrees of curvature within the spine. ImmersiveView™'s ability to generate a digital “twin” of any patient allows surgeons to more intuitively create a surgical plan and coordinate with his or her surgical team to ensure cohesive efforts in the operating room. For instance, the use of fluoroscopy is critical in guiding a surgeon through spinal fusion surgeries and in placing rods and screws.
With scoliosis cases, it can often be difficult to maintain an accurate bearing on the orientation of the spine due to the variable degrees of curvature. With ImmersiveView™, the surgeon and fluoroscopy technician can use a realistic patient model to collaborate prior to surgery, coordinate during surgery, and overall lessen the chances of error and confusion, easing the surgical process.
Complex spinal reconstruction cases are often staged procedures, requiring evaluation and planning before and after each stage. In this case, a young female patient presents with severe progressive scoliosis, and is being operated on for stabilization and correction of the spinal deformity. The intra-operative CT scan was taken to evaluate the initial hardware placement. ImmersiveView™ enables surgeons to physically interact with the 3D patient scans with their hands, something not possible with existing technology. With traditional 2D scans, important details of the anatomy can often time be missed, and with existing 3D scans, the anatomy is not intuitively explorable. In VR, these limitations do not exist. Clear imaging and seamless scan navigation allow surgeons to plan and perform surgeries more confidently and swiftly, at the same time hopefully improving patient outcomes while lowering surgical costs.