Oncologists typically rely on a patient’s CT, MRI or X-ray to aid in diagnosis and preoperative planning.
These commonly used 2D images make conceptualizing complex three-dimensional anatomical structures a difficult task for even the most experienced surgeon.
2D images can complicate preoperative planning, leading to many complex surgeries being misdiagnosed or misplanned and millions of unnecessary hours spent in surgery.
These images can be hard for patients to decipher too, and surgeons will often have to resort to drawings and other tools to help the patient understand their diagnosis and to gain their consent to proceed with a planned surgery.
From planning to treatment – we make all cases patient specific
• Pre-operative planning
• Surgical simulation
• Intrateam discussions
• Gaining patient consent
• Reduced time and cost of surgery
Patient-specific oncology surgery is the future
"As the cyst was buried deep within the renal cortex and therefore invisible on the backbench, a replica 3D model was used for preoperative planning and intraoperative localization of the lesion. It’s difficult to underestimate how valuable this strategy was in terms of preoperative planning and achieving successful clearance of the lesion.”
Mr. Tim Brown
Consultant Transplant Surgeon
Belfast City Hospital
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