Butcher shop dissections

January 31, 2019News, Research

Recently we’ve embarked on a self-assigned task to experiment with some new ideas and explore some under-utilized tools in our surgical animation pipeline repertoire. We’ve acquired some animal organs from a local butcher shop (sometimes referred to as “offals”), and testing our knowledge of comparative vertebrate anatomy, have been dissecting them to make the perfect … Read More

BMCAA 2018 UnCon

November 9, 2018Conferences, News

Last week the Biomedical Communications Alumni Association hosted its annual, semi-formal one-day symposium event at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Graduates and current students of the BMC program meet and share stories about recent projects, new work experiences and skills they’ve been developing. It’s a day of short talks interspersed with the BMCAA … Read More

AMI Annual Conference 2018

August 20, 2018Conferences

The 73rd annual meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators took place last month in Newton Massachusetts, and senior TVASurg team member Paul Kelly was in attendance. The conference got off to an early start with a sketching workshop at the Harvard Museum of Natural Science with two prolific medical illustrators, Andrew Swift and Emily … Read More

Surgical Photogrammetry

March 15, 2018News, Research

TVASurg is always looking for new ways to help surgeons teach. As we engage with new opportunities in the VR space, we’ve gained an interest in the potential of using photogrammetry to create assets for our VR modules. Photogrammetry is the science and technology of creating a 3D model based on a series of photographs … Read More

Nanoparticle research in the McGilvray & MacParland Labs – Pt2

February 7, 2018Research

Continuing from last month’s blog post, we’ll look more at the research of Dr. Ian McGilvray on the therapeutic potential of nanoparticles for treating pathologies of the liver. Assistant Scientist Dr. Sonya MacParland generously provided an in-depth perspective. EXPLORING PHENOTYPE & NANOPARTICLE UPTAKE Following the Nature Materials publication, the team took a closer look at how different immune cell … Read More