AMI Tech Talk: Photogrammetry for surgery

July 30, 2021Conferences, News, Process, Research, Tutorial

The annual Association of Medical Illustrators meeting has just wrapped up, and this year TVASurg production team members gave TWO presentations! What follows is a summary of the “tech talk” Senior Biomedical Communicator Paul Kelly gave on using the software 3DFlow Zephyr for making photogrammetry-based 3D models for surgical subjects. https://youtu.be/tnGmrtAtYT4

TVASurg Process : ALT perforator flap case-study

July 15, 2021Process

With every project we work on together as a team, we learn new techniques for creating our educational content, and continuously refine our production process. We recently completed an anterolateral thigh perforator flap harvest technique for our ENT section of videos. We’d like to use this case study example to give an overview of our … Read More

Surgical Video Editing with DaVinci Resolve

May 26, 2021Process, Tutorial

Adobe Premiere Pro used to be our go-to video editing software, but for the past two years, we have started experimenting with DaVinci Resolve by Blackmagic Design. We find the interface to be quite intuitive. This software is packed with powerful features and it’s FREE! The free version contains most of the functions we need … Read More

Notion: Our go-to productivity app

April 27, 2021Process

What is Notion? Improving team workflow is something we’re always looking to do, especially during the pandemic when virtual organization and communication is even more important. In the past, we’ve tried various project management and collaborative apps like Google Drive, Trello, and Asana. While they excel in certain areas of project management and task tracking, … Read More

Tutorial: 3D reconstructions using 3D Slicer

February 15, 2021Process, Tutorial

We are often asked about the tools and techniques used in our workflow. For the 3D animations in TVASurg videos, there are actually several different 3D software tools we use for different aspects of production. We always try to obtain patient-specific imaging scans to reconstruct into 3D models, as these rough reconstructions are the first … Read More

We’re hiring!

January 22, 2021News

Happy new year to all, and hope everyone is staying safe. The TVASurg team has been fortunate to continue our work in creating surgical education videos. In the past years, we have branched out from our original focus in hepato-pancreato-biliary and multi-organ transplant procedures, to other surgical specialities such as obstetrics/gynecology and head and neck … Read More

Happy holidays 2020!

December 17, 2020News

Happy holidays! Thank you so much for supporting us through this challenging year. TVASURG is fortunate and grateful to be able to work from home during this pandemic and maintain our monthly video release schedule. As we continue to populate cases in our OB-GYN and HPB chapters, we’ve also added the new ENT chapter in … Read More

Local/International use cases for VR surgical anatomy modules

November 23, 2020News, Research

We hope everyone is doing well. In the current atmosphere of virtual meetings and conferences, we have started to experiment with the existing virtual reality (VR) architecture we’ve developed, to explore whether collaboration and education could be taken to a new dimension. To that end, we’ve tested two use-cases for VR, in discussions about surgical … Read More