Patient education resources for tele-medicine

April 24, 2020News

We hope everyone is staying safe and sound during these trying times. The TVASurg production team has been dutifully working from home, following the guidance of social distancing. We have also learned that many of our clinician colleagues have been utilizing tele-medicine tools to conduct virtual clinic visits, allowing patients to continue access care from … Read More

Trans-Atlantic Virtual Reality tumor boards

February 25, 2020News, Research

In the past months, we’ve been taking our virtual reality experiments a bit further; specifically an (Atlantic) ocean apart, to set up our very first experimental VR tumor boards between Toronto, Canada and Dublin, Ireland. Check out an excerpt from the boards in the below video: Big thanks to the invitation by our former fellow … Read More

A short message from TVASurg

December 31, 2019News

Hi there, Happy holidays from the TVASurg team! As we step into our 9th year of production, we’ve taken the time to reflect and revisit our mission and goals in the realm of surgical education. We’ve reached out to our content experts, collaborators, as well our viewers in the past few months, and have created … Read More

VR update: Multiplayer function

July 17, 2019News, Research

On the heels of last month’s update, we’d like to showcase another feature in our VR modules – the multiplayer function. Multiplayer function Seen below is an overview of the multi-player module: Two of our surgeons, each equipped with separate headsets and controllers, are interacting with each other as well as a virtual liver, as … Read More

VR update: Surgical simulation module

June 18, 2019News, Research

With summer incoming, we’d like to report on the progress we’ve made on the Virtual Reality (VR) modules developed here at TVASurg. VR surgical simulation module http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/TVASurg/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018_04_blog_Mod1_Comp-2c.mp4 Operating room VR modules   Our VR development has delved into simulating patient-specific procedures before, though the modules we’ve developed are more akin to surgical planning tools, where … Read More