Cydar Medical Finalists for Business Excellence Award 2018 in Innovation

Posted in Press on 16 Mar 2018

We are pleased to be listed for the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards as finalists in the Business Innovation category.

Cydar’s surgical guidance system

“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.

The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.

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