Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

The Holographic Patient

hologramHolograms offer a powerful way of displaying anatomy and pathology in 3-D.

Now that pathology specimens/museums are less available due to the altered ethical environment, one could almost create a virtual pathology museum by this technique.

There may also be applications to help intervention, particularly fields of surgery and radiotherapy where it is important to have 3-D concepts of pathology.

This project is at a very ealry stage, but focuses on pituitary tumours, working closely with a neurosurgeon (Iain Robertson) and using an endoscopic approach. Some of the patients require radiotherapy and there are new techniques (gamma knife) where it might be useful to visualise the residual tumour in 3-D.

For further information please contact:
Prof Martin Richardson
Email: mrichardson [at]