This Interactive System Lets Doctors See Your Guts in Virtual Reality
Even with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scans and ultrasounds, it’s still a bit awkward for doctors to get a three-dimensional perspective of a patient’s insides. A company called EchoPixel hopes to change that by bringing medical imaging into the virtual reality era with its True 3D system.
True 3D uses DICOM data, the same format used by every MRI scan, CT scan, or ultrasound image. With that data, EchoPixel renders interactive, 3D virtual objects that can allow individuals to “explore, dissect and share.”
This is really exciting stuff. The applications for VR in the medical field will be innumerable as the technology evolves and improves.