TVASurg Team Bio: Jean Lin

September 28, 2018Bio

This month we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce our newest team member, Jean Lin! In Jean’s own words: Sketching, researching, modelling, animating and creating beautiful artwork for communicating in science are all parts of our job as biomedical communicators here at the TVASurg team. A decade ago as a biology student, I was … 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

2018 Demo Reel

July 16, 2018News, Video release

July is demo reel month. We’ve gathered some of the work we’ve done since our last demo reel in 2016. In case you missed it: Until Then: 2017 Animation Short 2016 Demo Reel The year of 2018 has been a year of new beginnings for us. We moved into a new office space, and made … Read More

New look, same high quality content

June 15, 2018News

A little background The Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas, Biliary, and Transplant Surgery launched in 2011 with a small selection of cases: Living donor left lobe hepatectomy, extended right hepatectomy with in situ, and in situ cold perfusion technique. From then on, our atlas has continued to grow at a steady pace. Initially, we … 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

Nanoparticle research in the McGilvray & MacParland Labs – Pt1

January 17, 2018Research

Surgeons are fascinated by the disease processes that lead to conditions which require surgical intervention. Because they intervene directly in these disease processes at later stages, surgeons gain a unique vantage point with which to propose the optimal course of treatment for disease at earlier stages. In the following series of blog posts, we’ll be … Read More

Happy holidays from TVASurg!

December 13, 2017News

Dear subscribers and followers, Happy holidays! It’s been another great year at TVASurg – twelve new videos have been added to our atlas. If you missed any of our monthly releases, the links for all the cases we released in 2017 are in the gallery below. This year, we continue to push the boundaries of … Read More

Video Editing Tips for Surgeons, Pt. 3: Video bitrates

November 15, 2017Tutorial

To conclude our series on video editing tips, we’ll be talking about the last piece of the video compression puzzle, the video bitrate. If you haven’t caught up with the series yet, but for Part 1: Resolution, and Part 2: Image Compression. VIDEO BITRATE Herewith our recommended settings for our video outputs: Container: MPEG4 (mp4) … Read More