Virtual reality, contrary to popular belief, is not only a tool for entertainment and video games, but also a great way to gain new knowledge and skills. Follow the current trends want teachers of the medical school at Stanford University, who plan to use virtual reality to teach students and improve the skills of practicing doctors.
Interactive simulators of virtual reality will help physicians to study human anatomy in 3D, which will enable them to apply a more complex approach to treatment in identifying life-threatening diseases (eg, aortic aneurysm). As an employee of interventional radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine Zlatko Devchic.
“The treatment of aneurysm of the splenic artery can be very difficult because of the nature of the disease and the anatomical features of the individual patients. The new platform will allow you to view the anatomy of the body in three-dimensional form, as if the organs are directly in front of us, which can help plan the treatment more quickly and carefully, and prepare the necessary equipment and tools. The new application of virtual reality technology using images and visualization system displays the patient’s body with a breakthrough visualization quality. ”
Virtual reality, among other things, can translate the procedure computerized tomography of the patient into a three-dimensional image that the doctor can move and explore in the virtual space. This approach ensures the study of organs and tissues of patients without surgical intervention.
“Thus, we can conduct a preliminary examination, which is an extremely important step in the successful treatment of the patient, so the value of VR is difficult to overestimate. The new technology gives us a completely different perspective on treatment and planning of operations. “