Phoenix Virtual Heart: A Hybrid VR-Desktop Visualization System for Cardiac Surgery Planning and Education

Jinbin Huang, Jonathan D. Plasencia, Dianna M.E. Bardo, Nicholas C. Huber, Erik G. Ellsworth, Steven D. Zangwill, Chris Bryan

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Abstract

Physicians diagnosing and treating complex, structural congenital heart disease (CHD), i.e., heart defects present at birth, often rely on visualization software that scrolls through a volume stack of two-dimensional (2D) medical images. Due to limited display dimensions, conventional desktop-based applications have difficulties facilitating physicians converting 2D images to 3D intelligence. Recently, 3D printing of anatomical models has emerged as a technique to analyze CHD, but current workflows are tedious. To this end, we introduce and describe our ongoing work developing the Phoenix Virtual Heart (PVH), a hybrid VR -desktop software to aid in CHD surgical planning and family consultation. PVH is currently being integrated into a 3D printing workflow at a children's hospital as a way to increase physician efficiency and confidence, allowing physicians to analyze virtual anatomical models for surgical planning and family consultation. We describe the iterative design process that led to PVH, discuss how it fits into a 3D printing workflow, and present formative feedback from clinicians that are beginning to use the application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare, VAHC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-40
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665420679
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare, VAHC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2021 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare, VAHC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare, VAHC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/25/21 → …

Keywords

  • Analytical models
  • Data visualization
  • Heart
  • Solid modeling
  • Surgery
  • Three-dimensional displays
  • Two dimensional displays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics

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