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UC San Diego unveils new technology to treat aneurysms

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 24, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surgeons at UC San Diego are using new technology that offers more options for patients who have complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

UC San Diego Health System is the first on the West Coast to use Dynamic Morphology Correction, a type of 3D imaging. It allows surgeons to compare scans taken before the procedure to real-time pictures during the surgery.

Dr. Mahmoud Malas, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UC San Diego, says this type of technology uses minimal iodine contrast which lessens the chance of kidney problems for 25 percent of patients dealing with aneurysms.

The data from this technology helps surgeons across the country.

Dr. Malas adds, " They create prediction models that helps future surgeons perform procedures more accurately."