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Scan to Surgery
Scan to Surgery – Seven Phases of Delivering Better Health Outcomes
Announced in May 2021, the Scan to Surgery initiative aims to provide a single, unified software platform that bridges various siloed activities involved in patient-specific surgical planning and allows for a fully-featured, vertically-integrated software solution that can be used in part or in whole for a diverse range of medical applications.
Whether it is a broken arm, or a hip replacement, almost any case that involves an internal part of a patient utilises one or more of the phases of the Scan to Surgery process. Each of these phases are siloed as they have their own specialists, use cases, competitors, opportunities, and at present use different software applications & approaches from phase to phase.
However, whether a hip replacement or a craniotomy, the phases displayed below are a common and logical flow that is used across a wide range of medical applications. Key to the Scan to Surgery initiative is the deployment of a single software solution to address the five main treatment phases and to leverage existing infrastructure both as a source of data and as an avenue to accelerate the distribution and commercialisation of the software.
Scan to Surgery in Use
Singular Health is developing the 3Dicom software to deliver better health outcomes as a ubiquitous tool for medical practitioners from GPs to surgeons. This enables the Scan to Surgery process to be used in part or in whole depending upon the use case.