3D Imaging 

Published on 18. November 2020

From plain black-and-white images of individual anatomical structures to virtual 3D renderings of the whole body in space, X-ray imaging has come a long way in the past 125 years, largely thanks to digitalization. Read more below.

<p>Whole-body trunk vessel evaluation after kidney transplantation<br></p>
125 Jahre Roentgen
<p>In Erlangen, pediatric cardiologist Muhannad Alkassar, MD, and his team use an augmented reality prototype to prepare quickly and with maximum accuracy the most complex heart surgeries. The mixed-reality HoloLens device visualizes CT scans in photorealistic 3D to represent even the tiniest detail. The physicians are currently comparing the technology with 3D printing.<br></p>
<p>The images are certainly eye-catching, but that’s not all. Cinematic Rendering – a new type of photorealistic 3D visualization inspired by Hollywood – could transform the way physicians are delivering care. Read how three physicians use the technology in their clinical specialty.<br></p>
Cinematic Rendering
<p>The history of digitalization in medical technology does not begin with one specific invention. However, the digital image can be described as the root of all subsequent developments – up to the Digital Twin, which in the future can be used to conduct preliminary tests of certain drug treatments or surgeries in a digital environment in order to gauge the chances of success.<br></p>