Researchers from the city of Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new way to bring technology into hospitals: using video games techniques, augmented reality and 3D modeling.
The new technology depends on artificial intelligence and image processing. With this, they are able to collect tissue samples that are extremely important for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, for example.
But the primary motivation of doctors is that with these techniques, they do not need to change existing procedures, as well as the instruments used for procedures. In addition, novelty is more effective, faster and more accurate.
How it works
The technique will plan a route so doctors can find a possible injury and still determine the best tool to collect the sample.
In addition to the intervention, it is feasible to review a simulation previously with methods of image processing and 3D modeling of how it would be a bronchoscopy analyzing the anatomy of each patient. The same technology is used in the creation of video games.
To prepare, the patient only needs a CT scan, which will be used as a template for his bronchi. With the novelty, the process becomes easier and cheaper and drastically reduces the possible interventions that may fail.