VR in medicine: Virtual colonoscopy

Andy Marsh, F. Simistira, Ricahrd Robb

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Colon/rectal cancer is the second most common cause of death, yet among the most preventable when detected in its early stages. The traditional diagnostic procedures cause tremendous discomfort and are deeply invasive. The motivation for this work is firstly to develop an alternative technique to visualise the inner mucosal surface of the colonic wall. This technique will be based on three-dimensional (3D) visualisation and virtual reality to perform virtual endoscopy. However, there is a requirement of vast computational support. Therefore, secondly, this paper will discuss the possibilities adopting high performance computing and networking to support virtual reality medical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-264
Number of pages12
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1998


  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual colonoscopy
  • Virtual reality
  • WWW

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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