Israeli Tech Puts 3D Holographic Heart In The Doctor’s Hand To Save Lives

By Eitan Press, United with Israel October 31, 2013 Comments

Fans of Hollywood’s Iron Man movie series are used to seeing hero Tony Stark manipulate 3D holograms to create scientific wonders. Real View, an Israeli medical holography company is bringing fantasy to reality with 3D holograms that doctors can use to save lives.

“Real View has developed what is probably the most advanced 3D interactive visualization system. Our holographic system allows physicians to work with the patient’s true 3D anatomy appearing as precise volumetric holograms floating in mid-air,” said Aviad Kaufman, Founder and CEO of Real View.

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Holography was invented by Nobel Prize winning Jewish scientist Dennis Gabor. According to the Real View web page, “Real View Imaging has managed to invent and develop a system that can receive volumetric stream such as 3D Ultrasound or any other static or stream of volumes, convert it in real-time to interference patterns and project true holograms using these interference patterns.”

During a clinical trial conducted in collaboration with Phillips Healthcare at Israel’s Schneider Children’s Medical Center Dr. Elchanan Bruckheimer used 3D angiography to help repair the heart of a 16 year old girl.

According to Bruckheimer, “As an interventional cardiologist I depend on medical imaging, to guide me through my procedures. The first in human trials with the holographic system conducted in my cath lab allowed me to actually work with live holograms in a true clinical 3D setting and to explore the unique benefits of a genuine 3D setting. For the first time in my career I had the patient’s virtual heart literally beating in the palm of my hand.”

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