A project commissioned by Oslo University Hospital (Rikshospitalet)
58,000 children are born in Norway every year. Approximately 460 of them are born with heart defects.
Some of these children do well with minor treatment, while some children, who have more complex heart defects, may need extensive and repeated surgery. To perform surgery on a heart no larger than a walnut requires skill, nerve and experience. To be able to explore a defect in 3D and plan the solution can be vital.
TruHeart makes holograms from x-ray and MRI images of children’s hearts. These children are born with complex heart defects. The project uses HoloLens to map out and plan advanced heart surgeries. The surgeons can also use the holograms to do training for the surgery.
“In our experience, using this kind of 3D model visualised in the HoloLens makes it easier to choose the best surgical option.”
“In our experience, using this kind of 3D model visualized in the HoloLens makes it easier to choose the best surgery option.”
– Dr. Henrik Bruun, Specialist in Cardiac Ultrasound, Oslo University Hospital
Project manager: Dr. Henrik Brun
Phd and Consultant Pediatric Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet