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RSIP Vision: Company to Watch in Surgical Planning

RSIP Vision has developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based shoulder and total hip replacement solutions that provide an automated 3D structure of the patient's anatomy for surgical planning.

The technology will create a precise fit for implants to best accommodate patient anatomy using an AI algorithm. The solution allows for complex segmentation and landmark detection of the patient's body structure, making the surgical planning simple, rapid and accurate.

For instance, the tool will be embedded in existing pre-planning solutions to help understand the individual shoulder anatomy and decrease the risk of complications such as nerve damage, disposition of the ball inside of the socket or limited movement of the joint due to a loose connection of one of the supporting structures.

"THA [is a] very common procedure nowadays; it is performed daily in most medical centers. Recovery and rehabilitation depend on planning the procedure and selecting the perfect implant, which is tailor-made for each unique patient. This is time consuming and at the same time crucial for the success of the operation," says Dr. Rabeeh Fares, Radiologist; Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv. "From our perspective, a fully automated algorithm for segmentation of a diseased joint has become mandatory in our daily practice as it is far more accurate and time saving in comparison with a manual method."

Dr. Fares continued, "Due to the anatomical complexity of the shoulder and its surrounding structures, a successful clinical outcome depends on planning the procedure, understanding the patient's unique anatomy and selecting the right implant...This new technology will allow us to better map the location of each anatomical structure in the patient's shoulder and to better understand which tissue we will encounter while getting to it, thus resulting in a smoother, quicker operation and an improved clinical outcome."

RSIP has offered its AI, computer vision and image processing technologies for a range of medical applications for over 30 years. While based in Jerusalem, the company has added U.S. locations in Boston, Massachusetts and San Jose, California.

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