The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery (TVASurg) launched its first video 11 years ago in November of 2011. For this month’s blog we’d like to report on the past decade of generating well over 100 3D animation-enhanced surgical teaching videos! Let’s begin with some big numbers on our activities and production. To date we have … Read More
This month we’d like to feature a fantastic Masters Research Project 3D animation by recent Biomedical Communications graduate Katrina Hass MScBMC, who worked with trauma surgeon Dr. Joao B. Rezende Neto MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS to demonstrate a new surgical invention: the “Liver Airbag”.
The annual Association of Medical Illustrators meeting has just wrapped up, and this year TVASurg production team members gave TWO presentations! What follows is a summary of the “tech talk” Senior Biomedical Communicator Paul Kelly gave on using the software 3DFlow Zephyr for making photogrammetry-based 3D models for surgical subjects. https://youtu.be/tnGmrtAtYT4
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
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