MedReality Releases 3D Covid-19 Lung Model to Download
MedReality has announced the world’s first public release of a 3D model of lungs severely damaged by COVID-19. The model was created from an actual patient with severe COVID-19 Illness from their CT scan on day nine of infection. The patient which the model is based on was placed on a ventilator soon after the CT scan was taken, and remained on the ventilator for twelve days, ultimately surviving the infection. Using this scenario as insight into the aftermath of COVID-19 infection, this solution is designed to advance the understanding of COVID-19 for physician communication, patient awareness, education, training and research purposes.
The Covid Lung 3D Model will be the first model available on the new MedReality Marketplace being launched by Thyng, a marketplace dedicated to providing real-world 3D models of actual medical cases aimed to advance education and understanding for physicians, researchers, medical students and patients. The company’s goal is to help improve patient outcomes using the power of 3D visualization to help heal patients by utilizing an entirely new level of knowledge and understanding.
Specifically, the 3D model allows users to see the significant and devastating impact that COVID can have on the lungs. This includes the lower lobes of the lungs, the periphery of the lungs, and around the bronchi within the lungs.
“Perhaps one of the biggest and most relevant mysteries in the world right now is how and why COVID can quickly and significantly devastate the lungs of an otherwise healthy person and lead to death in a matter of days,” said Ed LaHood, CEO of Thyng. “This 3D model shows more clearly than anything ever produced how a COVID infection can utterly devastate the lungs. The impact of COVID is immediately visible by viewing this 3D Model. The stunning visual presented by this 3D model allows everyone to understand the impact that COVID can have — it is immediately apparent and understandable.”
The MedReality Marketplace is tightly integrated with Thyng’s MedReality 3D Visualization platform, which allows real-world 3D anatomies to be visualized in real-time, anywhere in the world on any type of device. Compatible devices include a standard web browser, iPhone, iPad, Android, Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus Quest.
“Learning 3D anatomy is best accomplished by combining rote anatomic teaching with real world 3D patient specific anatomy — and that should be available to any user on any device where the learner is,” said Dr. Jonathan Morris, Neuroradiologist and Medical Director of Advanced Biomedical Visualization and Experiential Learning at Mayo Clinic.
Morris added that Thyng is making that available today with the MedReality Platform and the MedReality Marketplace. He believes the COVID Lung Model is the first example showing the increased value this type of content, delivered through the MedReality platform, can have for education and training.
“Seeing the degree of lung damage caused by COVID-19 encourages greater understanding to both the layperson and health care professional, helping improve precaution levels and overall care,” Morris said.
Downloading the COVID Lung 3D Model
Upon download, the COVID Lung model is available and can be viewed in real-time 3D with full textures and transparency using the MedReality 3D Viewer. Additional details on how to download and experience the COVID Lung 3D Model are available online.
The COVID Lung Model is viewable in many forms. Users gain access to a complete package containing nine variations of the COVID Lung Model, with a fully textured version, a version with transparent lungs for seeing inside, a fully annotated version and individual component versions. These versions include the separated COVID infection areas, the outer lungs, the bronchial tubes and the trachea. In order to provide broad access to the COVID Lung Model, the first users to access the model will receive a 75% discount on the price of the model.
This offer provides initial users to access the entire COVID Lung Pack for fully experiencing the COVID Lung Model within the MedReality platform for only $2.50 (a 75% discount from the $10 retail price). Advanced users can access downloadable versions of the model for only $25 (a 75% discount from the $100 retail price), allowing for full download access to all versions of the COVID Lung Model.
Thyng LLC, based in Chicago, was founded in 2014 with the vision of utilizing real-time 3D visualization to improve our daily lives. Thyng’s MedReality brand is focused on the use of Thyng technology within health care to improve patient outcomes and to save lives.
Today’s article was guest authored by Evan Derman, COO at MedReality.