News :: New "virtual liver" technology helps detect liver tumours
Digital Agenda: New "virtual liver" technology helps detect liver tumours
(05/01/2012) Scientists and surgeons from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland have developed a "virtual liver", using EU research funding, which will help surgeons better plan and carry out tumour operations and ensure quicker patient recovery. The PASSPORT project (Patient-Specific Simulation and Pre-Operative Realistic Training) makes a uniquely accurate "virtual liver" available to physicians based on medical images sent by the radiologist to a PASSPORT online service, which helps surgeons decide whether they should or not operate. Surgeons can now see more precisely where a tumour is and where they will have to operate to safely remove it.
Commission Press Room: IP/12/03