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CRI | Updated:2016-09-30 09:53Have you ever wondered how Virtual Reality can help us in real life?
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial hospital in Guangzhou has successfully removed a rare tumor of the liver with the help of VR technologies.
In this case, a seven-year-old patient underwent a hepatoblastoma, which is a rare childhood liver cancer. The growth weighed 1.4 kilograms, three times larger than the liver of a normal child.As the tumor takes up almost the whole of the patients entire thoracic and abdominal cavity, the medical team used the technique of computerized 3D reconstruction to decide the best surgical slice plane and operation pathway.
By transforming the 2D x-ray film into a 3D model, doctors were able to define the relation of blood vessels, biliary tract and tissues inside the liver, and so could accurately removed the tumor from the liver.
During the surgery, the chief surgeon was able to zoom in, zoom out, rotate and move the model using hand gestures for reference purpose.
Experts believe VR technology will be able to boost the success rate of operations in a less invasive way.
Media reports say, after the surgery, the patient, with a liver only half the size of normal size, is now recovering well.PhotoSnow storm hits XinjiangOver 1,000 police dogs serve in criminal investigation in BeijingWest Lake in riot of colors after winter rainIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyTen photos from around China: Nov 4-10Chinas new generation: Hopes, dreams and aspirationsLatestIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyMessage on a bottle: Mineral water company launches drive to find missing childrenSun Yat-sen champion of national integrity, unity: XiFour killed, two injured after house collapses in C ChinaCross-Straits forum held to commemorate Sun Yat-senState Council NewsChina seeks to replicate FTZ reform trials nationwidePremier Li visits four Eurasian countriesExclusiveIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyChinas new generation: Hopes, dreams and aspirationsHow intra-Party supervision is carried outEditors picksPlaying the waiting gameSnow leopards caught on cameraTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from around China: Nov 4-10SpecialSixth plenum of 18th CPC Central CommitteeShenzhou XI: New frontiers, new milestoneBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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