University Medical Center Utrecht acquires 3D surgery imaging
25 January 2007
Bilthoven, The Netherlands. The University Medical
Center Utrecht, The Netherlands, has signed a contract with 3mensio Medical
Imaging BV for the development and delivery and of its 3surgery workstations
to convert 2D CT and MRI images into 3D pictures.
The new 3surgery
workstation is based on 3mensio 3D technology already proven in radiology
and will be adapted for the specific needs of vascular surgeons to have
access to pre–operative measurement tools and be better prepared for
minimally invasive surgery.
“Medical Imaging and subsequently measurements
are becoming a crucial part in the treatment of aneurysms, using the
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) procedure,” said Prof.dr. F. Moll, head
of Vascular Surgery at the University Medical Center Utrecht. “3mensio
Medical Imaging BV will provide us with a user friendly software program
which allows us to prepare the procedure at our local department or even on
my laptop,” continues his colleague Dr. H. Verhagen, vascular surgeon of the
University Medical Center Utrecht.
“We are very pleased with the
collaboration with centres of excellence like the vascular department, where
Prof Dr F Moll and his team combine the latest technologies with daily
medical practice. This is rather unique within Europe. The fact that this
centre is located at close proximity of our software development site is a
coincidence; however, I am considering this a bonus!” said Frank Wessels,
CEO and founder of 3mensio Medical Imaging BV. “Our flexible 3D imaging
software platform allows us to quickly develop and deliver software
applications tailored to the particular needs of the different hospital
departments. We are constantly looking for areas to expand our business.”
3mensio Medical Imaging BV has been collaborating for a number of years
with leading radiologists throughout the world in order to develop their
radiology product 3viseon. This collaboration is the first step to expand
the 3D products into markets outside of radiology.