Spotlight: Spine Surgeons in India using Horos

Posted by P. Varma on Feb 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In Horos User, Spine Surgeon, India

Let’s be honest, Horos is not the only DICOM viewer out there. However, as far as free open source medical imaging viewers that do not pester you with upsells or annoying pop-up advertisements - Horos may just be the rare diamond in the ruff. While that is one of the greatest reasons Horos is championed around the world, in this Spotlight we will tell you how Horos makes a world of difference to a Spine Surgeon in India.

Meet Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary

Dr. Chaudhary was previously using a different open source viewer. Since 2010, he had been loyal to the product. However, around three years ago when the viewer began to show “irritating pop ups”, Dr. Chaudhary knew it was time to begin looking for an alternative. His search was cut short when he found Horos. Fortunately, Horos had just been released to the public in early 2015. Ever since, Dr. Chaudhary has been using Horos for preoperative planning in complex spine surgeries.

For the most part, this spine surgeon uses Horos to view CTs and MRIs. While there are many features to Horos, the most significant to Dr. Chaudhary include 3D MPR, volume rendering, and surface rendering.

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Horos has in fact brought a great deal of value to Dr. Chaudhary. In fact, Horos has been used for planning trajectories for transarticular screws for atlantoaxial fusions. He also has used volume rendering complex kyphoscoliosis to understand pathoanatomy better. Additionally, Horos is useful to create STL files for 3D printing, in particular for complex kyphoscoliosis.

Final Thought

Horos has plethora of features fine-tuned for nearly each medical specialty out there. If you are interested in learning more about how to use these features and tools with your medical imaging, sign up for Horos Academy. The entry edition allows you to take your own pace at learning the essentials of how to use Horos. We cover everything from how to initially download Horos to how to create a fly-through movie. So why wait? Discover how to better the way you use Horos.

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