"We are looking to rapidly expand the 4D Anatomy Platform by making our NeuroArc™ camera widely available to partner institutions to create additional content and make it available to our customers.” Dr. Attila Balogh 4D Anatomy Founder
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 2, 2011
4D Anatomy LLC, the leading developer of image based human anatomy software, today announced the availability of the 4D Anatomy Research Partnership Program. The 4D Anatomy Platform provides the capability to capture multidimensional laboratory dissection experiences and deliver them to the desktop by reconstructing high resolution photographic images of microsurgical dissections in an interactive fashion.
In addition to the development of sophisticated viewing technology, 4D has also developed and patented the 4D Anatomy NeuroArc™ image capture system. To accelerate the availability of additional modules to encompass the entire human body, 4D Anatomy is offering research partnerships with medical institutions to capture and productize the remaining areas of the body. This process would entail accurate dissection and photographic capture of specific body areas. The resulting images would be marketed to the medical education, research and clinical markets.
According to Dr. Attila Balogh, M.D. and founder of 4D Anatomy LLC, “We developed the 4D Anatomy Platform to provide a comprehensive visual application for medical professionals to experience actual laboratory and operating room environments based on detailed imagery of the human body, as opposed to animation. Our first release is the Head and Neck Edition. We are looking to expand our reach by making the 4D NeuroArc™ camera widely available to partner institutions to create additional content and make it available to our customers.”
The 4D Anatomy NeuroArc™ capture technology consists of a high resolution camera mounted on a mechanical arc that provides the ability to capture and archive images through the X-Y plane of dissection. Rotation axis in the Z plane is also provided creating a full 3D image collection. As dissections are progressed, additional layers are photographed, creating the 4th dimension, time. In addition to the patented mechanical based camera movement, sophisticated software algorithms have been developed to archive, access and display in real time the resulting imagery to provide viewing functionality that allows pan, zoom, layered viewing and opacity.
One of the primary tenets of the 4D Anatomy Platform is that of an educational environment to document and share various components of the human anatomy to the medical community. The software capability includes functionality to create a learning syllabus, highlight various anatomical structures and document new surgical procedures. Users around the world will have the capability to publish their created updates, as well as download updates on a regular basis to continually add to the learning environment.
Last week, 4D Anatomy announced the initial version of the 4D Anatomy Platform, the Head and Neck Edition. The 4D Head and Neck Edition is provided with a full function viewing capability that includes rotation, panning, zooming and layered viewing with a detailed syllabus that documents anatomical references as well as a full quiz capability for education. Demonstration and purchase availability are offered at http://www.4danatomy.com.
The company is looking to rapidly expand the available body modules by licensing the capture technology to select institutions to capture additional content. The 4D Anatomy Platform is founded on an open environment principle that provides the ability for multiple content contributors. Partner institutions will participate in a revenue sharing agreement with 4D Anatomy as the additional modules are made commercially available.
About 4D Anatomy LLC
4D Anatomy LLC develops and delivers sophisticated anatomy applications to the healthcare and educational marketplaces. Dr. Attila Balogh recognized a need for an interactive anatomy teaching tool based on photography as opposed to animation and in response developed the NeuroArc™ imaging system and software to collect and reconstruct actual photographic images of anatomical dissections. The assembled images create the first image based four dimensional anatomy atlas.
4D Anatomy LLC was founded in 2006 and is based in Phoenix, AZ, with laboratory and partnership with Semmelweis University, one of Europe’s leading centers of medicine and health sciences. 4D Anatomy has been granted multiple international technology and process patents.