VR Radiology

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Key Investigators

Franklin King, Steve Pieper

Project Description


  • Brainstorm and solidify potential advantages of VR environments for a radiology application
  • Develop a usable and non-frustrating method for interfacing with datasets (may require brainstorming use of different devices)

Approach, Plan

  • Implementation currently queries Slicer WebServer for slice widget data
  • Current implementation making use of an Oculus Rift DK2 with a mounted Leap Motion (for hand tracking and real-world overlay)
  • Use of a Gear VR can also be explored


  • Potential advantages of VR:
    • Remote collaboration
    • Expanded "screen real estate"
    • Can explore 3D datasets in a more intuitive manner (tractography?)
  • Bare-bones application is functional, can display slices from an instance of Slicer
    • Now displays slice widgets and models (including fiber bundles and transforms) from Slicer
    • VR UI allows for user to pick and position items (see video)