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

Filming our Patreon video

January 28, 2020Process

In December we launched our crowdfunding initiative on Patreon with an accompanying video. Along with testimonials from subscribers, we wanted to put our content expert’s faces, instead of their hands, in this video to talk about how the video atlas has helped them teach surgery. Shooting interviews was a new challenge for us. We have … 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

Happy holidays from TVASurg!

December 24, 2019News

https://youtu.be/EzQ_aRovvrA Dear subscribers and followers, Happy holidays! It’s been another great year for TVASurg. This year, eleven new HPB videos and two OBGYN videos are added to the atlas. You can check out the links in the gallery below for all the cases released this year. We have also continued our journey in developing Virtual … Read More

BMCAA UnCon 2019

December 13, 2019Conferences, News

Once again the esteemed Biomedical Communications Alumni Association hosted its annual one-day “un-conference” this past November at the University of Toronto St. George campus. This event helps practictioners at all levels in the field gain insights into the activities and projects of students, professors, and alumni of the BMC program, as well as kindred spirits in closely related … Read More

ProFusion Expo

November 21, 2019Conferences, Process, Research

Last week TVASurg team members attended Vistek’s ProFusion Expo, to check out some of the newest gear and trends in photography and videography. Profusion Expo is a free two-day event in Toronto for professionals and camera enthusiasts. With over a hundred exhibitors, the newest equipment is showcased, and many products are launched for the first … Read More

TVASurg Process: Filming in the OR

October 10, 2019Process

Over the last ten years, TVASurg has produced dozens of surgical procedure videos and filmed dozens more. For this month’s blog, we’d like to talk about our surgical filming methods. Dr. Ian McGilvray, one of our founding Atlas Editors, has extensive experience in filming open surgeries and developed many of the protocols for TVASurg OR … Read More

C-CASE: the first Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education

October 4, 2019Conferences

Last week saw the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education (C-CASE) at the University of Ottawa. C-CASE was launched to provide a platform of discussion for surgical education and opportunities for surgical and medical educators to network, share their knowledge, experiences and current research. TVASurg team member Paul Kelly … Read More

TVASurg Process: The Surgical Script

September 10, 2019Process

The mission of TVASurg is to help surgeons teach. Our specialty is found not only in our technical skills–medical illustration, video editing, 3D model reconstruction, 3D animation, and VR experience design–but also in our ability to communicate complex medical procedures using the most appropriate means available. Studies which evaluate the quality of surgical videos note … Read More

Photogrammetry frog dissection

August 15, 2019Research

In our most recent experiment in photogrammetry, we continue to refine our process for producing 3D models that can be repurposed for VR. We’ve integrated new software and are happy to present a new model to our growing sample set.