Virtual reality system debuts

November 30, 2006

A virtual reality system unveiled this week allows neurosurgeons to walk through planned interventions step by step and radiologists, other specialists, and educators to discuss specific cases.

A virtual reality system unveiled this week allows neurosurgeons to walk through planned interventions step by step and radiologists, other specialists, and educators to discuss specific cases.

Dextrobeam projects multimodality, patient-specific CT, MR, and PET/SPECT images as 3D objects on a screen that operators can explore and manipulate using their hands. The system was developed by Singapore-based Volume Interactions, a subsidiary of the Bracco Group. At last year's meeting, the company introduced Dextroscope, an interactive workstation, which allows users to interact with 3D images