21 May 2012
On Wednesday the 16th of May LifeTechLimburg hosted a TechCafé on the topic “From 2D to real 3 D, virtual reality in healthcare”. Virtual Proteins from Eindhoven demonstrated its solution to build up 3D images based on 2D images, produced on the scanners like you find them in most hospitals. Those 3D images are useful in preparation of complex surgery but also to help in the field of education for a better understanding of the human anatomy.
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The audience, primarily doctors working in hospitals were asked to bring their own data sets and to join the discussion. Three issues that were raised: data generation in real time, addition of the movement dimension and the difficulty of positioning images relatively to the patient.
Nevertheless the software of VP proteins enables a doctor to generate in only some seconds a 3D image to prepare surgery or to teach students. And in the meantime the developments continue.