Is digital medicine the future of health?

Your Doctor Can Now Examine an Exact 3D Replica of Your Heart in Virtual Reality

Not so long ago, the only way to see what was going on inside a person’s body involved something sharp. Now, we can image the body’s organs without a single incision. However, though we’ve made huge strides in medical imaging, it’s still far from perfect. One of the biggest challenges? Patients are three-dimensional, but medical images are flat; they each show a different slice of the anatomy in question. This makes gaining a volumetric understanding of what you’re looking at—which is critical when dealing with anatomy—a key skill. To get a good picture of what they’re dealing with, doctors have to imagine the actual 3D organ by mentally piecing together all these flat images. ….[READ]

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