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IU Health first in Indiana to bring 3D Hi-Def into the operating room
New technology also provides invaluable teaching tool for tomorrow's neurosurgeons

Santa Barbara, CALIF. (August 2011) — TrueVision® 3D Surgical announced today that its 3D visualization platform for the operating room has been adopted by Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. IU Health Methodist Hospital is the first hospital in Indiana to use the advanced 3D, new technology for visualizing and recording neurosurgery.

The TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System is a real-time, stereoscopic, 3D high-definition visualization system that attaches to microscopes to display the surgical field of view on 3D flat panel displays in the operating room. The advanced technology is used for microsurgery and to stream live video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. TrueVision enables surgeons to perform and record surgery in 3D via a heads-up 1080p display instead of looking through the microscope. Thanks to this technology, surgeons, residents and the operating room staff can now view what traditionally only one or two surgeons could observe through the microscope.

In recent years, IU Health Neuroscience � the only Indiana-based neuroscience program to appear on U.S.News & World Report's 2011-2012 list of America's Best Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery � has made significant investments in offering patients the most advanced technology for treating disorders of the brain, spine, nerves and muscles. Now, IU Health can use the TrueVision® platform to help train the highly skilled surgeons of tomorrow by further reducing the learning curve for its neurosurgical residents.

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D., a neurosurgeon with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine and a noted educator who practices at IU Health Methodist Hospital, is the first neurosurgeon in Indiana using the TrueVision® 3DHD surgical technology. He led the initiative to equip IU Health Methodist's recently renovated neurosurgery suites with the state-of-the-art TrueVision® 3D. "TrueVision® provides me with a wonderful 3D high-def view of the surgical field that allows my trainees and operating room staff to see what I see, enabling them to learn and anticipate my needs during a surgical procedure," said Dr. Cohen-Gadol. "Also, the ability to record and play 3D surgical video allows me to easily show 3D presentations to my residents, to accelerate their learning and to present such information at medical conferences and symposia."

About Indiana University Health
Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine � one of the nation's leading medical schools � gives highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. For more information, visit www.iuhealth.org.

About TrueVision® 3D Surgical
TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization and computer-aided guidance platform. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes. Visit www.truevisionsys.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Robert Reali
TrueVision 3D Surgical, Inc.
+1.805.963.9700