VP Reveal

See what you’ve been missing

Now you can see what’s really going on inside a patient without picking up a scalpel

VP Reveal is a virtual reality system, which provides unique 3D virtual simulations based on DICOM CT, MRI, MRA and PET images. It allows medical professionals to explore and interact with exceptionally detailed 3D virtual simulations of brain tumors, vasculature, bone structures and other anatomical regions. This promotes deeper understanding and insight into the pathologies and physical characteristics of each patient’s unique anatomy.

 

Conventional 3D imaging technologies reconstruct 2D images into 3D visualizations that are still viewed as a 2D image. In contrast, VP Reveal creates a virtual reality model, also known as a stereo projection, which can be viewed on a 3D monitor designed to provide depth perception. The VP Reveal virtual simulation overcomes the limitations of conventional flat 3D images, which lose their spatial orientation when displayed.

 

Fast. Detailed. Insightful.
VP Reveal helps surgeons to interpret patient scan data in “true” 3D very quickly and intuitively. Once a patient has been scanned pre-operatively in radiology or intraoperatively in the operating room, the surgeon can immediately use the VP Reveal system to create a 3D virtual simulation to support diagnosis and planning. The 3D simulation is available in seconds, in high resolution, and is as detailed in 3D as the original 2D slice data.

 

 

The world of conventional 3D imaging is flat
Since the mid 1980s, libraries like VTK (Visualization Tool Kit), designed on high performance computing hardware, have produced “3D volume renderings” of medical images. Today, a number of products can reconstruct immense 2D datasets with thousands of 2D images per second) from Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Positron Emission Tomography into 3D visualizations. Until now, however, calling the images produced by conventional 3D technologies “three dimensional” was misleading. All current 3D technologies reconstruct 2D datasets into images that are displayed as a 3D model on a two dimensional computer screen.

 

If you’ve ever looked at such an image, you know that as long as the so-called 3D image is being rotated you have some concept of spatial relationships. However, the moment you stop moving the image you lose all spatial orientation and depth perception, especially in transparent tissue.

 

Virtual tissue models reveal the true nature of anatomy
What makes VP Reveal different is that it connects all of the pixel information (thousands of pixels compared to XX of pixels in conventional 3D) from a 2D scan volume (MRI, CT, or PET). Millions of bits of data are processed in microseconds and used to create virtual tissue models in augmented reality. These virtual simulations can be made transparent in 3D, and can be viewed, modified, and rotated all in real-time. They reveal the true depth, scale and spatial relationships of anatomical structures.