Say goodbye to 2D with MedVR.
MedVR converts radiological imaging data (acquired through CT, MRI and PET scans) from a series of 2D images into a fully-immersive 3D view or into virtual reality.
View the MedVR website here.
MedVR is unique in it's user interface, as once you are connected with a scan loaded, everything is controlled by the Occulus Rift S controllers and headset.
Look around, step closer or further away, and utilise the hand held controllers to rotate, zoom or even immerse yourself within a scan, as shown on figure 1. to the right.
These controls have been built to be intuitive, even to people who have never put on a VR headset in their lives.
Figure 1: Handheld Controller Manipulating Scan
Figure 2: Tom Hanly Presenting MedVR
MedVR can be applied in the following non-exhaustive list of medical specialties:
Orthodontic: used to visualise the placement of teeth, their roots and the impact of wisdom teeth below the gum on their angle of incidence, effect on other teeth and distance from sensitive nerves for planning teeth extractions;
Maxillo-facial: used to visualise the mouth in 3D underneath skin and gum and to examine the movement of the mandible for oral surgery;
Prosthodontic: used to visualise periodontists, degradation of jaw structures and common pathologies in a quick and immersive manner;
Neurosurgical: the location of tumours and other particular areas of interests can be identified along with the anatomical structures between areas of interest and proposed entry points for biopsies and surgeries;
Oncology: due to MedVR’s ability to render PET scans (which are generally provided in colour and not greyscale), the location and size of tumours can be identified (but not diagnosed) and their spatial relationship to surrounding anatomy can be visualised in 3D and/or virtual reality;
General surgery: used to visualise the location of veins, arteries and other organs; and
Orthopaedics: used to visualise, segment and manipulate individual vertebrae.
Who Uses MedVR?
MedVR is currently offered to hospitals, individual clinicians, schools and universities via a SaaS based subscription licensing model.
Figure 3: Usage in Hospital Setting