Phoenix Virtual Heart: A Hybrid VR-Desktop Visualization System for Cardiac Surgery Planning and Education

Jinbin Huang, Jonathan Douglas Plasencia, Dianna M.E. Bardo, Nicholas C. Rubert, Erik G. Ellsworth, Steven D. Zangwill, Chris Bryan

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Physicians diagnosing and treating complex, structural congenital heart disease (CHD), i.e., heart defects present at birth, often rely on visualization software that scrolls through a volume stack of two-dimensional (2D) medical images. Due to limited display dimensions, conventional desktop-based applications have difficulties facilitating physicians converting 2D images to 3D intelligence. Recently, 3D printing of anatomical models has emerged as a technique to analyze CHD, but current workflows are tedious. To this end, we introduce and describe our ongoing work developing the Phoenix Virtual Heart (PVH), a hybrid VR-desktop software to aid in CHD surgical planning and family consultation. PVH is currently being integrated into a 3D printing workflow at a children's hospital as a way to increase physician efficiency and confidence, allowing physicians to analyze virtual anatomical models for surgical planning and family consultation.