3D Optical Scanner and Machine Vision Platform for Brain Surgeons.
According to an FDA warning, errors in the navigation systems used by surgeons are leading to “deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries”.
That’s why we built a Machine Vision Platform based on our uniquely capable 3D optical scanner to address the dominant error in open brain surgery, “brain-shift”.
Solving this problem will preserve healthy brain tissue for the patient and reduce their time under anesthesia while saving U.S. hospitals billions in costs associated with failed and aborted procedures, extended recovery periods, and uncompensated readmissions.
Taking the guess work out of brain surgery.
How our solution for brain-shift works:
Surgical navigation systems rely on the patients preoperative MRI- to guide the surgeon during surgery.
But, the brain is continuously changing shape during the procedure.
During surgery, our 3D optical scanner tracks sub-millimeter changes to the exposed brain.
We will use this data to simulate brain shift and repeatedly update the navigation system with corrected MRI’s
Advanced Scanners’ is a funded seed-stage medical device company developing its unique IP to solve real problems for patients undergoing open brain surgery.
The company was formed in 2017 and quickly caught the attention of medical and business communities. In 2018, the company won the Epilepsy Foundations’ Shark Tank Competition, Texas A&M’s New Ventures Competition, a WeWork Creator Award, and grant funding from the Temple Health and Bioscience District’s Board. Additionally, it was named one of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List of Hottest Startups. Also in 2018, Advanced Scanners graduated from some of the state’s top startup programs, including Mass Challenge, Texas Health Catalyst at UT’s Dell Medical School and Capital Factory’s Accelerator Program.
We are currently preparing for pilot studies with multiple research organizations and hospital systems.