Computational virtual models are used to define an “optimal” surgical strategy, and are currently used in clinical practice in fields like orthopaedic and maxilo-facial procedures. In the cardiovascular domain, one of the most challenging surgical procedures is the restoration of a circulatory system compatible with life for babies born with a hypoplastic left ventricle (HLHS).
CMIB develops surgical planning and navigation solutions, integrating our know-how in image analysis and computational modelling. We have experience in the development of surgical training and navigation solutions in laparoscopy, focusing on hepatic procedures. Our current focus is on HLHS, where we are trying to improve the surgical decisions related to the reconstruction of the aortic arch and the choice of an optimal strategy for each baby.