A new show has debuted on BBC Two and is unlike anything you have never seen before. Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway gives viewers a preview of what the future of doctor patient consultations will look like in the near future.
X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans are bought to life in the form of a digital twin and used to show exactly what is going on in a patient’s body. Doctors and patient use Microsoft HoloLens 2 and view the digital twin in mixed reality to interact like never before with the state-of-the-art technology. The capabilities go far before just exact replicates. These models provide an x-ray into the human body, they allow users to zoom in to view tissues and fibers of a patient’s lung, and aminations to simulate different type of scenarios.
Dr Stephen Quinn, a gynaecologist at hospitals in the NHS Trust Imperial College had this to say after the latest episode and his experience with the new technology compared to traditional MRI scans. “Using augmented reality just took that to a whole different level. It was fantastic being able to to fully visualise exactly what was going on in the pelvis ahead of the surgery to remove the fibroids.”
*Warning the videos shown below contains graphic medical scenes*