The Connecticut based biotech company, DICOM Director, is hosting a DICOM-a-thon from October 17th to October 24th. During this event, participants learn how to convert a CT scan into a 3D anatomy model using DICOM Director’s Intravision technology. The model is then viewed on a laptop or AR/VR headset.
The main target audience for this event is medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study. These students should have:
- a good understanding of anatomy
- know how to read a CT scan
- be able to envision the application of 3D anatomical models to practical use cases in the field
At the end of the event, participants submit successful model creations along with an explanation of how that model would be used in the practice of medicine. The top 2 winners receive the new Oculus Quest 2 with a carrying case. The 3rd prize winner receives $200.
DICOM-a-thon presents a terrific opportunity for medical students to gain exposure to innovative technology. Most doctors will likely encounter and be expected to use 3D models within their practice in the next few years.