Leonardo 3D Vision System used in first Advanced GI Oncology Course in Stereo 3D

Advanced 3D technology allows leap forward in training efficacy

October 15, 2013 (Pittsburgh, PA) - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a 2013 US News and World Report Top 10 facility, recently provided the first Advanced GI Oncology Course utilizing stereo 3D imagery. The stereo 3D imagery was captured by REACH3D’s Leonardo 3D Vision System during surgical robot procedures performed at UPMC. The course creation was supported by MIS Solutions’ training professionals.

UPMC staff noted that there was a strong turnout of surgeons from across the country for the course. The ease of recording and editing, the high quality imagery and simplicity of operation of the REACH3D LEO 3D Vision System significantly enhanced the effectiveness of the course.

Pete Carnegie, CEO of MIS Solutions explained: “The course was a perfect opportunity to foster the kind of skill enhancement that MIS Solutions is dedicated to providing the rapidly growing global community of surgeons utilizing surgical robots”.

Utilizing the REACH3D LEO 3D Vision System provides the surgical staff, for the very first time, the same stereo 3D imagery that the surgeon sees (previously they were limited to 2D only viewing). The shared view enhances team communication and effectiveness while also allowing recordings of the procedure for later training and/or patient education. They system also provides the ability to enhance or diminish the 3D effect for the patient-side team.

About UPMC

UPMC is one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. A $10 billion integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UPMC develops and delivers Life Changing Medicine by harnessing the power of technology, translating science into cures, and accelerating the pace of innovation worldwide.

About MIS Solutions

Minimally Invasive Solutions is the nation's first robotic surgery consulting firm with a comprehensive focus on cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. We specialize in creating and expanding cardiovascular and thoracic robotic surgery programs by partnering with hospitals, surgeons and manufacturers.

About REACH3D

REACH3D is changing the way we interact with our world by bringing stereoscopic 3D out of the movie theater and into our everyday lives as a potent and effective productivity tool. As an innovation leader REACH3D continues to bring new products and services to the markets it serves including SoloSight: The world’s only Single Light Path 3D HD Endoscope System. Its Absorb3D division supports markets as diverse as Military, Medical, Consumer Products, and Education by using its years of S3D experience to enable virtually any product, service or process with the power and utility of stereoscopic 3D. REACH3D also offers a complete solution for 3D Digital Signage and Event Marketing.

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