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GigXR and DICOM Director Debut Three-Dimensional Medical Imagery Learning Using Holograms of CT Scans and MRIs

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  • GigXR has partnered with Intravision XR to deliver DICOM XR
  • DICOM XR renders 3D Medical Imagery for use in training, teaching and simulation

Los Angeles, CA and New Haven, CT – August 3, 2023  – GigXR, Inc, whose immersive learning platform delivers a catalog of complementary XR applications for healthcare training, announced today the debut of DICOM XR Library powered by INTRAVISION XR. The new application renders a complete set of hyper-realistic 3D medical imagery derived from MRI and CT scans for use in teaching, training, and simulation. This empowers nursing and medical schools, hospitals, and the Department of Defense with the all-new ability to leverage holographic medical imagery in anatomy and pathophysiology curricula.

DICOM XR Library provides a 360-degree, in-depth look at how pathology and injury manifests in diagnostic imaging to better prepare medical and nursing students and professionals to assess and diagnose a real-life patient. The application also adds pathophysiology to the vital skill of reading and interpreting test results by showing holograms with full-dimensional anatomy.

“As a surgical oncologist for 25 years, I relied on imaging to perform complex surgeries. I also saw firsthand the need for better imaging technology,” said David Pearlstone, MD, CEO at DICOM Director. “In the operating room, I was guided by what was essentially a picture taped to a light during a six-plus-hour liver resection. By partnering with GigXR, we are ensuring that tomorrow’s medical professionals will work from more detailed, sophisticated content from day one.”

DICOM XR Library is delivered by the Gig Immersive Learning Platform, enterprise software for institution-wide immersive teaching, training, and simulation across levels, programs, and departments. Managed through the platform’s dashboard, instructors can curate a custom library of complementary applications for a simple, streamlined way to incorporate holographic content into their curricula. This further empowers learners to:

  • Reinforce general anatomy learning by exploring body structures in HoloHuman, a 3D human cadaver made in collaboration with Elsevier, prior to seeing exactly how anatomy translates to  real-life medical imaging in DICOM XR Library.

  • Visualize pathophysiology immersively in high-fidelity 3D with the Insight Series, developed by ANIMA RES. Learners can view accurately modeled, holographic animations of the heart, lung and kidney in the Insight Series applications prior to assessing conditions and pathologies through 3D MRI and CT scans in DICOM XR Library.

  • Replicate real-world diagnostic processes by examining holographic standardized patient scenarios in HoloPatient. With DICOM XR Library, learners can make a likely diagnosis of the patient prior to reviewing the corresponding 3D medical imagery.

  • Better evaluate and apply actual test results to clinical simulation in HoloScenarios, an application co-created with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Michigan Medicine, and Northwest Permanente subsidiary Morlen Health. DICOM XR Library offers a 3D perspective to complement the holographic diagnostic tools built into HoloScenarios.

Multiple learners can view any angle or cross-section of a medical imaging hologram, resize or rotate it at will, and view or hide abnormalities, pathologies and injuries – collaboratively and from anywhere in the world. Instructors and learners simply log into the Gig Immersive Learning platform to access DICOM XR Library and its ever-expanding catalog of applications that present real-world cases. Using a mixed reality headset or any Android or iOS mobile phone or tablet, learners can observe and interact with immersive content in their own safe-to-fail environment.

“Peer-reviewed research has proven the efficacy of mixed reality training while studies conducted by our customers show how much learners prefer holograms to analog teaching methods.

As healthcare institutions go from proof of concepts to scaled immersive simulation using mixed reality, the Gig Immersive Learning Platform scales with them in both breadth of content and technological delivery,” said Jared Mermey, CEO of GigXR. “It is true enterprise scale technology delivering hyper-realistic XR training experiences made by incredible partners like DICOM Director and through collaborations with the world’s foremost healthcare institutions.”

DICOM Director joins 3D4Medical from Elsevier and ANIMA RES as the latest third-party content partner to distribute enterprise training applications on the Gig Immersive Learning Platform. Designed specifically for pedagogy, the platform enables enterprise-scale healthcare institutions to build full immersive curricula that can be managed from a single dashboard. GigXR is trusted by customers across four continents, including Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Miami Dade College, Ursuline College, The University of Queensland,  Otago Polytechnic, and many more.

GigXR also creates holographic clinical simulation with world-class institutions like the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, University of Michigan and Northwest  Permanente subsidiary Morlen Health. These simulations include modules centered around Respiratory diseases, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Neurology scenarios.

For more information on GigXR, head to GigXR.com. For more information on DICOM Director, visit DICOMdirector.com. To demo DICOM XR Library or to learn about licensing, email [email protected].

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About GigXR

GigXR is a global provider of holographic training solutions for medical and nursing schools, hospitals and higher education and the Department of Defense. GigXR’s Immersive Learning Platform delivers a rapidly growing catalog of hyper-realistic mixed reality training applications created in partnership with world-class medical education experts at healthcare institutions. The applications are designed to break through the limitations of conventional 2D learning resources, by placing hyper-realistic hologram simulations and medical tools in a physical space using mixed reality headsets and mobile devices.

GigXR’s flagship mixed reality applications, HoloScenarios, HoloPatient and HoloHuman, create safe-to-fail learning environments in which medical and nursing students can practice vital diagnostic, communication and clinical reasoning skills. GigXR is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with global customers on five continents. To learn more about GigXR visit gigxr.com.

About DICOM Director

DICOM Director brings medical imaging to the next dimension. Its flagship product, INTRAVISION XR, is a cloud-based, 3D model medical software tool that allows users to visualize CT and MRI scans as holographic images in eXtended Reality (XR) platforms, as well as on computers, laptops, tablets or phones. DICOM Director’s full suite of supporting products, including SHARE XR, STORE XR and COLLAB XR, empowers users with everything they need to meet and surpass the demands of a new era of medical imaging. For more information on DICOM Director, visit dicomdirector.com. To dive deeper into INTRAVISION XR, head to dicomdirector.com/intravision-xr.

 

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