GigXR, Inc., whose immersive learning platform delivers XR applications for healthcare training, has debuted its DICOM XR Library powered by INTRAVISION XR. The new application renders a complete set of hyper-realistic 3D medical imagery derived from MRI and CT scans for use in teaching, training, and simulation. This empowers nursing and medical schools, hospitals, and the Department of Defense with the new ability to leverage holographic medical imagery in anatomy and pathophysiology curricula.

“As a surgical oncologist for 25 years, I relied on imaging to perform complex surgeries. I also saw firsthand the need for better imaging technology,” said David Pearlstone, MD, CEO at DICOM Director. “In the operating room, I was guided by what was essentially a picture taped to a light during a six-plus-hour liver resection. By partnering with GigXR, we are ensuring that tomorrow’s medical professionals will work from more detailed, sophisticated content from day one.”

By providing a 360-degree, in-depth look at how pathology and injury manifests in diagnostic imaging, DICOM XR Library better prepares medical and nursing students and professionals to assess and diagnose a real-life patient. The application also adds pathophysiology to the vital skill of reading and interpreting test results by showing holograms with full-dimensional anatomy.

DICOM XR Library is delivered by the Gig Immersive Learning Platform, enterprise software for institution-wide immersive teaching, training, and simulation across levels, programs, and departments. Managed through the platform’s dashboard, instructors can curate a custom library of complementary applications for a simple, streamlined way to incorporate holographic content into their curricula.

“Peer-reviewed research has proven the efficacy of mixed reality training while studies conducted by our customers show how much learners prefer holograms to analog teaching methods,” said Jared Mermey, CEO of GigXR. “As healthcare institutions go from proof of concepts to scaled immersive simulation using mixed reality, the Gig Immersive Learning Platform scales with them in both breadth of content and technological delivery. It is true enterprise scale technology delivering hyper-realistic XR training experiences made by incredible partners like DICOM Director and through collaborations with the world’s foremost healthcare institutions.”

DICOM Director joins 3D4Medical from Elsevier and ANIMA RES as the latest third-party content partner to distribute enterprise training applications on the Gig Immersive Learning Platform. Designed specifically for pedagogy, the platform enables enterprise-scale healthcare institutions to build full immersive curricula that can be managed from a single dashboard. GigXR is trusted by customers across four continents with institutions that include Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Miami Dade College, Ursuline College, The University of Queensland, Otago Polytechnic, and many more.

GigXR also creates holographic clinical simulation with institutions like the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, University of Michigan, and Morlen Health, a subsidiary of Northwest Permanente, P.C. These simulations include modules centered around Respiratory diseases, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Neurology scenarios.