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Subspecialties Business and Innovation, Imaging & Diagnostics

Just Hack it Together

This month’s cover story features the work of Carl Glittenberg. He’s taking OCT images of a patient’s retina, rendering them in three dimensions, and if you have the Oculus Rift (a truly excellent and non-vomit-inducing virtual reality [VR] helmet), you can inspect the inside of that retina from whatever angle you like. The implications are profound for surgical planning, training, consultation and patient education – why is this now possible?

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Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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