EchoPixel Modernizes CT, MRI and Ultrasound Scan Usage
By MedTech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018
The medical imaging technology has flourished drastically since the invention of the X-ray machine in late 1895. Nevertheless, the visualization of the X-ray images has not changed sufficiently to cope with the growth. CTs and MRIs that capture data in 3D are still being studied by physicians in almost completely 2D pattern.
Based in Mountain View, CA, EchoPixel is on the mission to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D data. This firm uses technology to convert CT, MRI and other scan reports into a holographic view which can be controlled, saved and even shared. This enables the medical teams to understand clinical problems efficiently and communicate the same effectively.
True 3D, EchoPixel’s software platform uses a specialized hardware that comprises of a monitor, stylus and pair of glasses. Obtainable CT, MRI or Ultrasound data can be uploaded into the software, which put together the image segments to create a 3D replication of the scanned anatomy. While the stylus is useful in manipulating the visual to take dimensions or cut through, the glasses help to see the specific image originating from the display screen.
Sergio Aguirre, Founder and CEO of EchoPixel understood the gap between advanced imaging technology and the conventional manner in which the data is being used. This motivated Aguirre to work on EchoPixel which he formally incorporated in the year 2012. So far, this technology has been adopted and implemented by 15 hospitals, primarily for heart surgeries. Since EchoPixel can visualize micro structure as much as macro structures, it is starting to be used in interventional radiology procedures.