Art meets medicine: New 3D tour of heart on display in Austrian museum

Medical images are not just profoundly useful at advancing care, they can also be quite beautiful. An example of art meeting medical research was recently put on display at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria.

Experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Germany produced a 3D movie of the human heart in action. Using images from CT and MR scans along with sophisticated volume rendering methods, the team visualized the organ beating and the dynamic flow of blood in the vessels.

A 2D version of the video can be seen here, with a link to more information on the exhibit below: