in Medical Applications
VR PluraView – Passive 3D desktop medical monitor
3D stereoscopic field view in medical applications
Surgery planning and preparation
3D computer tomography
3D imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI)
Medical 3D printing
analysis of ultrasound visual medical data
Education & training
VR PluraView – The new passive 3D-stereo monitor benchmark for medical applications
Stereoscopic viewing – Virtual Reality with the VR PluraView monitor
Volumetric 3D images and models are of increasing importance in the medical sector. The high-resolution 3D PluraView stereo monitors from Schneider Digital are a perfect fit for the 3D-stereo display of medical data, especially from CT and MRI scanners. In contrast to other 2D and 3D desktop monitors, the PluraView have dual screens with passive beam-splitter technology to provide a realistic stereo 3D experience, comparable to a highly detailed holographic display. Combined with medical software and a suitable graphics card in a tower or laptop workstation, the PluraView stereo monitors provide a turnkey 3D workplace solution for the medical sector for viewing and analyzing volumetric medical data conveniently and efficiently, while presenting it at maximum resolution and flicker-free, even in daylight office conditions.
Unrestricted communication with patients and colleagues during the consultation
stress-free 3D work
Object tracking with trackballs or 3D-Pens for realistic model interaction
Provides 4K monitor resolution per eye, compatible with office daylight conditions
Ideal complement to
HMD and immersive VR systems
VR PluraView – Virtual interaction via head-tracking and gesture control included
VR PluraView – Virtual interaction via head-tracking and gesture control included
The VR PluraView is a ‘plug and play’ monitor system for virtual reality analysis, visualization, and processing of complex medical data in 3D-stereo. While the 3D object is positioned with one hand, the other hand can operate virtual tools, such as scalpels. Navigating to the right viewing angle and position becomes child’s play. Through seamless integration of 2D and 3D technology, medical professionals can display images in 2D as well as in 3D mode. Medical imaging data can therefore be analyzed quicker and more accurately, problems identified faster, and the right action can be taken accordingly. Users interact with the 3D model through head tracking and gesture recognition. Additional 2D or 3D controllers can also be deployed, depending on the user’s preference.
VR PluraView – work flicker-free in 3D and VR – even in daylight
The VR PluraView stereo system with the integrated optical PST Pico-Tracker offers an efficient method of viewing high-resolution 3D stereo images and enables Virtual Reality interaction. The VR PluraView provides extremely precise and pixel-accurate image analysis at full 4K (UHD) resolution on its dual screens and a color depth of up to 10 bits per RGB pixel. Users can therefore work confidently with any 3D-stereo capable medical application. With dual screens, each eye can focus on a separate stereo image at full resolution and brightness. The two images are viewed through the centrally mounted semi-transparent beam-splitter mirror. In contrast to active 3D single-screen monitors, the VR PluraView’s passive beam-splitter technology is completely flicker-free and therefore suitable for professional use throughout the working day without straining the eyes. The combination of maximum display brightness and outstanding resolution enables users to work in office daylight conditions – darkened rooms for working in 3D stereo are a thing of the past! The monitor provides effortless, relaxed stereo viewing with any medical 3D-stereo application.
Using 3D imaging and VR interaction at a glance:
Quick insight and better understanding of medical details
More precise and comprehensive analyses and therefore better diagnoses
Better trained and prepared staff, e.g. in surgery planning or medical training
A clear view when “touching” models with a spatial, three-dimensional impression
Support for easier analyses and diagnoses in medical 3D imaging
More precise visualization of patient-specific anatomy
Much easier and more accurate data preparation for medical 3D object printing
Designed for Medical Applications
VR PluraView Medical Applications:
VR PluraView in medical imaging and analysis (X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound)
Medical professionals need to look at ever more complex and increasing volumes of imaging data to decide on diagnoses and supervise treatments. This is especially important for patients with persistent health problems who need to be CT/MRI scanned repeatedly and over longer periods of time: diagnosis and treatment is all about identifying minute differences between new and old images, for instance to detect and monitor tumors or minute changes in organ or blood vessel properties.
VR PluraView in surgery planning and preparation
An integral part of all preparations for surgery involves comprehensive diagnoses, especially for more difficult procedures. Usually, this includes not only current blood counts, an ECG and a physical examination, but in general also X-rays, CT and MRI scans, which are invaluable for procedures planning. Options for surgery are mostly discussed and reviewed within a medical team. Specifically for this purpose, the 3D-stereo team viewing capability is very valuable to reach conclusions quicker and with more confidence.
VR PluraView in patient consultation and consenting
As part of surgery preparation, the patient learns about the planned procedure and risks, which must be consented to. The patient-specific anatomy and problems can be displayed and explained much clearer to the patient in a 3D-stereo visualization, as anatomical details are highlighted far more effectively. This is a great way of alleviating the patient’s concerns and demonstrate how well prepared the planned surgery actually is.
VR PluraView for education, training and presentation
The VR PluraView monitors are equally being used in teaching at leading medical faculties and natural sciences universities. In particular, the anatomy and organs of the human body can be displayed with much better clarity and very realistically to students. The VR PluraView is also used at live conference presentations, group discussions, team meetings, and for in-house training and education. Specialists can explain complex procedures at hospital team meetings, or visualize them in front of larger conference audiences.
VR PluraView for manufacturers of medical software applications or equipment
Schneider Digital offers the VR PluraView monitor system to all medical software and hardware manufacturers as an option for upgrading, testing and certifying their products with a high-tech VR stereoscopic display. The common goal is to offer and deliver a complete, highly capable solution for stereoscopic work to medical customers. The VR PluraView can display all standard 3D data formats, such as DICOM, and is plug & play compatible with all current 3D-stereo capable medical software applications.
VR PluraView compatible medical software applications
VR PluraView – Medical application examples
VR PluraView 3D stereo monitor for medical applications
VR PluraView in use with PS-Tech and Vesalius 3D
VR PluraView Monitor – Technical Specifications
|Display||28” (16:9) screen|
2x 3.840 x 2.160 resolution (8.3 MP)
1,073 billion colours (10-bit*)
300 cd/m2 brightness
LED Backlight Technology
1 ms response time
170°/160° viewing angle (H/V)
BlackTuner for object detection in dark areas
Contrast ratio 12 000 000: 1 ACR
|180 cd/m2 brightness with glasses|
3840 x 2160 resolution per eye
Linear polarisation 45°/135°
Beam splitter: semi-transparent mirror
|3D formats||Quad Buffered OpenGL, Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom,|
Quad Buffered DirectX
|Operating systems||32 & 64 bit Windows / Linux Support|
|Power consumption||Rating typically 98 watts; maximum 1 W in power management mode,|
annual power consumption 173 kWh/year
Power Management VESA DPMS™, Energy Star 6.0
Power effi ciency class B
|Weight||27 kg, set with stand|
|Dimensions||80 x 68 x 54 cm (W x H x D)|
|Integrated ports||2x DisplayPort 1.2 cable 3 m|
2x USB 3.0 for IR tracking
1 x mains connector AC 100 – 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
with main switch and 3.15 A microfuse
|Audio||Integrated speakers 2 x 3 W|
|Highlights||Calibration-free user interaction tracker|
Supports 15 targets at the same time!
Extremely wide viewing angle of almost 180 degrees
Easy to use native C / C ++ SDK and interface for
|Warranty||1 year unlimited warranty, can be extended to up to 5 years with CarePack|
Graphics Cards Requirements
Any QuadBuffer-enabled NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePRO/RadeonPRO cards, which have at least 2x DisplayPort 1.1 monitor outputs. Use of an additional desktop monitor adapted to the polarisation of the stereo system is recommended for 3D PluraView.
*The 10-bit colour depth feature with QuadBuffer 3D stereo only works with AMD graphics cards.