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"Case Story: Utilizing SurgeonsLab's AI- Powered Computing for Complex Neurosurgery

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Surgeons Lab

February 28, 2024

Precision and preparation are paramount in the surgical field, especially when faced with intricate and high-risk procedures. This was the case for a 50-year-old patient diagnosed with a middle cerebral artery aneurysm—a daunting and complex medical condition. Understandably anxious about the upcoming surgery, the patient sought reassurance from the medical team about its success rate.

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A surgeons studying the CT data of an aged person

At this crucial juncture, the team at SurgeonsLab introduced an innovative solution: an AI- powered, super-fast computing platform capable of creating a patient-specific virtual and physical twin. This cutting-edge technology offered a groundbreaking approach to pre-surgical preparation.

"By rehearsing this twin model, the surgeons could refine their techniques, anticipate potential challenges, and devise strategies to mitigate them."

This meticulous preparation, powered by SurgeonsLab's advanced computing capabilities, significantly enhanced the precision of the surgical procedure. It played a pivotal role in reducing the inherent risks associated with such complex surgeries. Armed with the knowledge of this thorough and innovative approach, the patient found reassurance in the higher likelihood of a successful surgical outcome.

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View of how Neurosurgical simulator meets Patient specific data and AI

How does SurgeonsLab's AI-driven ultra-rapid computing platform generate a personalised virtual and physical duplicate of a patient in just a few hours?

In healthcare, technological progress has dramatically transformed surgical practices. SurgeonsLab, a medical technology and devices sector pioneer, has engineered a cutting-edge AI-enhanced, high-speed computing platform. This remarkable system can produce bespoke virtual and physical replicas of patients in a remarkably short timeframe.

"This technology offers surgeons a critical resource for meticulously planning and rehearsing intricate surgeries, significantly enhancing the accuracy of procedures and overall patient success rates.

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Surgeons can select their training approach using the SurgeonsLab’s software and can start preparing for their upcoming surgery

Utilizing Patient Imaging for Customized Modeling

The process at SurgeonsLab starts with collecting the patient's scan data, a foundational step that drives the entire modelling procedure. This critical data, once gathered, is smoothly integrated into the AI-enhanced software. This integration sets off a series of complex algorithms and operations to convert the raw scan data into a detailed, anonymised model tailored specifically to the patient.

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3D reconstructed model of a Patient data

Privacy and Detail-Oriented Segmentation

Ensuring patient confidentiality is a cornerstone of the platform's design, achieved through a comprehensive anonymization protocol. In parallel, the platform conducts a detailed segmentation of the patient's anatomical structure. This tandem strategy guarantees the development of a precise and secure depiction of the patient's distinct physiological characteristics

Sophisticated Anatomical Recognition Technology

The cornerstone of SurgeonsLab's groundbreaking technology is its AI-driven algorithms, designed for sophisticated recognition of intricate anatomical structures. This feature becomes indispensable in scenarios dealing with complex medical conditions like aneurysms. By adeptly interpreting and analyzing the nuances of a patient's anatomy, the platform lays the foundation for exceptional surgical planning and execution.

Anatomical Representation

The anatomical components, once segmented, are rendered in the SurgeonsLab software, providing a precise depiction of the patient's unique anatomy. This virtual twin acts as a digital counterpart, giving a thorough and detailed perspective of the patient's individual anatomical structure and specific pathological conditions.

Physical Twin Model 3D Printing

Following the successful segmentation and visualization of the virtual twin, SurgeonsLab's advanced technology facilitates the rapid creation of a physical twin using proprietary 3D printing technology. This model is produced within just a few hours, showcasing an exceptional patient anatomy replication, one-to-one with sub-millimeter accuracy of the microanatomical structures. Its precision is noteworthy, as it captures the complexities and fine details of the patient's unique physical structure.

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This is how Patient data is converted to Patient specific model use SurgeonsLab’s AI integrated software

Advanced Anatomical Mimicry and Dynamic Blood Flow Representation

The physical twin crafted by the SurgeonsLab platform transcends the limits of traditional static models by offering a strikingly lifelike replication of the patient's anatomy. What sets this model apart is its incorporation of a dynamic blood flow simulation, meticulously mirroring the patient's physiological processes. This aspect significantly elevates the twin's realism, offering surgeons an exceptional resource for authentic and practical pre-surgical rehearsals.

Safe Shipping and Continuous Software Enhancement

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Overview of how the patient-specific model is processed and how it is used in training prespective

The physical twin model, meticulously crafted to be an exact replica of the patient's anatomy, undergoes a secure packaging process to ensure its safe and swift delivery to the surgeon. In parallel, the AI-powered software behind this technology is consistently updated remotely, leveraging cloud technology. This process ensures that the software stays abreast of the latest technological advancements, continuously refining and enhancing its performance and capabilities.

Enhancing Outcomes in Complex Surgeries

The utilization of the patient-specific twin developed through SurgeonsLab's advanced technology marks a transformative step in surgical preparation. Surgeons can now immerse themselves in comprehensive pre-operative rehearsals using the SurgeonsLab simulator. This practical experience plays a crucial role in boosting the success rates of surgeries, particularly those of a complex nature.

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A surgeon practicing using the Patient-specific models of SurgeonsLab Simulator

By practicing on a highly realistic model, surgeons gain the opportunity to fine-tune their techniques and strategize for precision. This process not only builds their confidence but also enhances their expertise, enabling them to adeptly handle the complexities and nuances of challenging surgical procedures.

Reimbursement and Payment Coverage Process

The American Medical Association offers CPT Codes for Simulation models for Neurosurgical Procedures across three categories. Thus patient-specific models, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed reality training using our device for specific case preparation can be reimbursed from the health insurance providers across United States (Notes* Not available in other markets). For more assistance and information be in touch with our company to facilitate this reimbursement process.

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Surgeons using MR techniques to visualize SurgeonsLab’s Spine model

Conclusion

In conclusion, the utilization of SurgeonsLab's AI-powered, super-fast computing platform in the case of our 50-year-old patient marks a transformative moment in surgical preparation. The ability to swiftly create patient-specific virtual and physical twins signifies a leap forward in the evolution of medical technology. As the healthcare sector continues to evolve and integrate innovative solutions, SurgeonsLab is actively shaping a future where surgical precision and patient outcomes reach unprecedented levels of excellence.

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