For this month’s blog post, we’d like to reach back and give a shout out to one of our previous interns, Naveen Devasagayam, who worked with the TVASurg team in the summer of 2014 to complete an in-depth patient teaching video on the living donor right hepatectomy procedure.
The Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas and Transplant Surgery is happy to announce our publication in the Journal of Visualized Surgery. In collaboration with Dr.s Anne Agur and Jodie Jenkinson of the University of Toronto, “Depicting surgical anatomy of the porta hepatis in living donor liver transplantation” describes the process of developing an animation-enhanced … Read More
Teaching surgical trainees through our videos is not the only objective we have here at The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery. Educating patients is just as important to us. Because the videos for surgeons are not appropriate for patients to watch, we decided to repurpose it for patients.
The Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas, Biliary, and Transplant Surgery is happy to announce our article “Visualising a rare and complex case of advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma” in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine is now published online on March 14 2017. This paper is written in collaboration with Dr. Anne Agur and Dr. … Read More
The TVASurg is happy to announce the public beta release of our VR Surgical Anatomy Module. We’d like to invite anyone interested in exploring the role of Virtual Reality in healthcare to download, test out and let us know your thoughts on the module. The module is available in 2 versions, one that supports the … Read More
It’s safe to say Dr. Linda Lee understands the power of medical illustration for communicating surgery. We learned about Dr. Lee’s work this past July, where she presented at the annual Association of Medical Illustrators conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to present her drawings and discuss her experiences in using medical illustrations to communicate with colleagues … Read More
https://youtu.be/73KC2NmlJMM For several years now, the Biomedical Communications Alumni Association has hosted an annual, semi-formal gathering at the downtown University of Toronto campus where graduates and current students of the illustrious program convene and share stories about internships, current projects, and working professionally. It’s a day of short talks interspersed with an alumni association general … Read More
https://youtu.be/NIkXF1c-bfk Dear subscribers and followers, It’s been an exciting year for TVASurg. Not only have we continued to release a new video every month (up to 25 months now!), we’ve also posted our first batch of interactive 3D models, started a team blog to share our ideas and projects, added a new “Lectures and Conferences” … Read More
https://youtu.be/1S3_ZLqFu80The TVASurg team has always been keen on learning and adapting new technology, with the goal of documenting and presenting the complex and intricate work done by our HPB surgeons in Toronto.As such, our team has started to develop content in Virtual Reality (VR), and explore how the immersive experience that VR brings could be … Read More
I would never have thought making animation-enhanced surgical videos would send me to Brazil, but it actually happened this past March. The 2016 annual meeting for the International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA) took place in São Paulo for an attendance of hundreds of HPB and transplant surgeons. Since the earliest days of TVASurg, we have been … Read More