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. For the past few years the Biomedical Communications Alumni Association has co-hosted an annual sketching … Read More

VR update: Multiplayer function

July 17, 2019News, Research

On the heels of last month’s update, we’d like to showcase another feature in our VR modules – the multiplayer function. Multiplayer function Seen below is an overview of the multi-player module: Two of our surgeons, each equipped with separate headsets and controllers, are interacting with each other as well as a virtual liver, as … Read More

VR update: Surgical simulation module

June 18, 2019News, Research

With summer incoming, we’d like to report on the progress we’ve made on the Virtual Reality (VR) modules developed here at TVASurg. VR surgical simulation module http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/TVASurg/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018_04_blog_Mod1_Comp-2c.mp4 Operating room VR modules   Our VR development has delved into simulating patient-specific procedures before, though the modules we’ve developed are more akin to surgical planning tools, where … Read More

Photogrammetry model processing

April 17, 2019Research

Last month we shared a video of our attempt at a right hepatectomy of a cow’s liver we acquired from a local butcher shop. Following our transection of the liver along a major hepatic vein we identified, we used the remaining liver specimen for our on-going research into photogrammetry for use in surgical education. This month we’d like … Read More

Bovine hepatectomy

March 20, 2019Research, Vlog

In January we shared some of recent extracurricular efforts in dissecting animal organs we procured from local butcher shops. In our latest experiment, we thought it would be beneficial to take what we’ve learned and observed in filming HPB cases, and try to film ourselves performing a liver transection on a cow’s liver. You can … Read More