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posted by hubie on Sunday January 22, @02:17PM   Printer-friendly
from the just-keep-Meta-out-of-this-experience dept.

Video game developers and cancer researchers have teamed up to turn spreadsheet data into highly detailed VR imagery of cancer cells:

Virtual reality software has become an unlikely tool in the fight against cancer.

In a bid to help doctors better understand how to treat cancer, video game designers and cancer researchers have teamed up at the University of Cambridge, England, to turn spreadsheet data into highly detailed VR imagery of cancer cells, ITV reports(Opens in a new window).

The university's IMAXT Laboratory has transformed brain-crunching numbers and data into an interactive 3D picture of a tumor that makes it easy for researchers to differentiate between cancer cells, as each type of cell is colored or shaped differently.

With the help of a VR headset, doctors and researchers can essentially step inside patients' tumors, making it easier to assess the severity and origin of the cancer cells. The aim of the tool, its makers say, is to give a better insight into how tumors can be treated.

Originally spotted on The Eponymous Pickle.


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