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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) In Medicine: Walk Into A Cancer Cell

Virtual Reality Allows Scientists to Walk into a Cancer Cell

Ariel Bogle | August 16, 2016

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.
Calling his project the "stuff of science fiction," director of the 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) John McGhee is letting people come face-to-face with a breast cancer cell.
Using data pulled from a high-resolution electron-microscope at the University of Queensland, the expert in CGI has recreated the cancer cell in virtual reality. 
"We've shown it to about four or five [patients] and we've had dramatic responses with some of them," he said. "We showed an 18-year-old man who had suffered a brain haemorrhage while playing football. He was a bit shellshocked by it. 
"He was shocked by how violent and damaging [the stroke] was."
[Stephen] Faux [Director of Rehabilitation at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney] said the technology could have many applications, including for practitioner training and preventative health, but suggested it was difficult to obtain funding for such research.

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"UNSW's John McGhee holds the virtual reality mask that allows you to explore inside a breast cancer cell. Mitochondria and endosomes form the backdrop." Source:
<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (Virtual reality trip inside cancer cells can help design better chemotherapy drugs. August 16, 2016) and (Virtual reality lets you stroll around a breast cancer cell. July 1, 2016)>

1 comment:

  1. Virtual reality provides great benefits for researchers & doctors in the medicine field. VR helped them to diagnose & treat heart defects using 3D ultrasound images or visualize the topology of a tumor. Moreover, virtual reality is used in anatomy instruction & surgery simulation to view them from a wide range of angles & to guide surgeons during the surgery.

    Virtual Reality Exhibit