- Here’s how it works: the doctor stands at a workstation wearing a pair of 3D glasses. A 3D image of an organ floats in front of you, an exact replica of a patient’s heart, colon, or brain. Using a stylus, you can turn, dissect, zoom, remove pieces—basically manipulate the image however you want.
- The medical field is one of the first to embrace the potential of VR. The virtual colonoscopy procedure for example is becoming a popular alternative to the dreaded optical colonoscopy (recommended as a regular procedure for every person over age 50). Instead of requiring total sedation and a full day of recovery, the virtual procedure allows the doctor to examine a CT scan of the colon to identify any potentially cancerous lesions.
- The company is still at an early stage, but they are seeing positive results in a variety of different areas. With the ability to more fully understand a patient’s anatomy, doctors can produce better outcomes for patients in less time, which not only benefits the doctors themselves, but significantly reduces risks to the patient in question.
Your Doctor Can Now Examine an Exact 3D Replica of Your Heart in Virtual Reality
8. 14. 15 by Alex Klokus