A virtual scalpel for visualizing patients in a three-dimensional, immersive, navigable and interactive virtual reality environment

Mark D. Locuson, George D. Lecakes, Anthony Aita, H. Warren Goldman, Shreekanth Mandayam, Mira Lalovic-Hand

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Abstract

Three dimensional tools for anatomical and radiological education for medical students are not novel. However, there has been limited ability to apply these tools into clinical practice. We speculate the reason for this situation is that although anatomical education software exists for a myriad of devices, and multiple applications exist for hand held devices, these platforms do not provide for intuitive correlation of clinical information from multiple diagnostic imaging procedures, nor do they provide users with any measure of prognostic capability. In this paper, we demonstrate the development of a virtual scalpel in the 3-D, immersive, navigable and interactive environment provided by a CAVE™. We propose that such an environment allows for the integrated visualization of medical images obtained from multiple radiological imaging platforms including CT, MRI, and PET. We intend to show such a system is advantageous not only for anatomical education but also for clinicians as a useful tool in surgical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAS 2015 - 2015 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961160
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2015
Event10th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2015 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 15 2015

Publication series

NameSAS 2015 - 2015 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings

Other

Other10th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2015
CountryCroatia
CityZadar
Period4/13/154/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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