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UH Anatomy is helping military surgeons visualize and plan complex surgical operations
Pictured: AR visualization of craniofacial anatomy useful for surgical planning using Radial3D software. Radial3D photo.
The University of Hawaii (UH) program to accelerate business start-ups, XLR8UH, and the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine’s successful spin-off, the next-generation medical imaging company Radial3D will be working on a project to advance military medicine with Honolulu’s Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).
They will implement a system that will allow surgeons to plot out complicated operations of the head and neck in advance, using medical communication and visualization software powered by virtual and augmented reality.
By integrating next-generation visualization hardware and software, the surgeons will be able to better understand the spatial structure in an individual patient’s anatomy, and even practice their planned procedure in advance.
Dr. Scott Lozanoff, Anatomy Professor and Radial3D founder, says JABSOM Development Director Julie Inouye of the University of Hawaii Foundation facilitated critical interactions between JABSOM and TAMC personnel based on her broad networking connections that contributed to the successful award of a 2020 Advanced Medical Technology Initiative (AAMTI) Extended Innovation Funding (EIF) grant.
Last month, representing the Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology at JABSOM, Professor Lozanoff traveled to Wuhan, China as a visiting professor at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology and Union Hospital (HUST). Dr. Lozanoff presented seminars at both Tongji Medical College and Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics. The purpose of the trip, in part, was to establish a cooperative agreement for research exchange between HUST & JABSOM Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology.