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TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization Platform adopted by major NeuroSurgery Residency Program

TrueVision® 3D improves quality of surgical education

San Francisco (March 29) — TrueVision 3D Surgical today announced that its 3D visualization platform for the operating room has been adopted by UCSF's neurosurgery residency program. TrueVision® is a real-time, 3DHD visualization system and guidance platform for microsurgery. In addition, TrueVision® is used for video streaming and live procedure broadcasting, proctoring, and surgical education in 3D.

TrueVision® enables surgeons to perform and record surgery in 3D via a heads-up 1080p display instead of looking through the microscope. Surgeons, residents and the operating room staff can view what traditionally only one or two surgeons could observe through the microscope making the system ideal for training and education. The 3D video playback enables viewers to see surgery as if they were performing the surgery themselves through the microscope enhancing the educational experience to three dimensions.

"3D is an emerging medium in the operating room. With the advent of 3D movies like Avatar, people are coming to expect this to permeate into medicine and elsewhere," said Forrest Fleming, CEO of the Santa Barbara-based TrueVision 3D Surgical.

According to Michael Lawton, MD, UCSF neurosurgeon and professor "The 3D capability enhances our ability to teach difficult surgical techniques to residents... and the OR staff love it."

The 3D medium has been shown to increase test scores by 35percent for human anatomy over learning in 2D, according to the latest studies by Texas Instruments.

"With the availability of very high-quality 3D imagery, TrueVision is able to provide the medical community with a valuable and state-of-the-art teaching tool." said Doctor Lawton.

UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery
Ranked in the top three of US News & World Report's list of best neurosurgery services in the country, the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF is home to leading physicians and scientists devoted to treating neurosurgical disorders and searching for cures.

About TrueVision 3D Surgical
TrueVision 3D Surgical is the leader in digital 3D visualization for microsurgery. TrueVision has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time 3D surgical visualization platform. The company is developing a suite of specific 3D surgical guidance applications for microsurgery that is expected to positively impact patient outcomes.

CONTACT:
Robert Reali
TrueVision 3D Surgical
805-963-9700

TrueVision Systems
114 E. Haley Street Ste L
Santa Barbara, 93101
Tel: (805) 963-9700
Web: (http://www.truevisionsys.com)