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

2020 Demo Reel

October 30, 2020News, Video release

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a rough year for all of us. Like many of the global workforce, we transitioned to a work-at-home structure in March. Despite adjustments and setbacks, our dedicated team of surgeons and medical illustrators have kept pace with our monthly release schedule, and we are working hard to produce powerful … Read More

Collaborations with surgeons and scientists: Academic illustrations

October 26, 2020News, Publications

Apart from our bread-and-butter educational surgical videos, the TVASurg team also collaborates with our staff surgeons, scientists and surgical fellows in academic publications, by creating medical illustrations to accompany their articles.  Below are a selection of pieces that have been published in journals such as Nature Communications, Liver Transplantation, Transplantation, and the British Journal of … Read More

2020 AMI webinar series

September 14, 2020Conferences

TVASurg has been proudly involved with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) since our inception. Every year we submit clips from our favourite video releases to the annual AMI Salon, and have been fortunate enough to receive awards on several occasions. This year, in light of covid-19, the AMI has converted the annual meeting to a … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Animation

August 24, 2020Process

TVASurg produces educational surgery videos enhanced with 3D animations. We’ve previously discussed the production process for how we produce our 3D models, and this month we’d like to go over how we make those models come to life using 3D animation tools and techniques.  While looking through our archive of animations, it was quite a … Read More

Working from home

July 15, 2020News

Like many people affected by the COVID19 pandemic, we’ve been working from home to help stop the spread of infection. Our new Basics of Hysterectomy video represents many layers of success for us. This was not only our first fully-animated surgical case release as a team, but also the first video we released from our … Read More

Designing a logo for High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI)

June 18, 2020Process

High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI) was started by the the University of Toronto Transplant Institute and Trillium Gift of Life Network to help raise organ donation awareness in high schools across the Greater Toronto Area. HSOI organizes lectures/talks presented by a healthcare professional from top transplant hospitals in Toronto, along with a donor family or … Read More

Taking a break from surgical storytelling

May 27, 2020News

We hope everyone is holding up well during this pandemic. With our work-from-home schedules, we’ve found a bit of extra time to experiment with different recipes when it comes to home cooking. As we step into the third month of social distancing, we’d thought we’d share some of these recipes to brighten up the mood. … Read More

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

TVASurg Process: 3D Modelling

March 20, 2020Process

One of the key features of TVASurg videos, that sets them apart from most of the other educational surgery videos available online, is our 3D animations. As graduates of the esteemed Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto–Mississauga, the TVASurg production team is armed with a complete 3D animation skill set–modelling, rigging, shading, texturing, … Read More