Demonstrated at Siggraph 2006, Virtual Open Heart Surgery is “the first surgical simulator that fully utilizes the GPU to achieve a significant computational speedup.” Video after the jump.

Morphologically accurate models of congenitally malformed hearts were reconstructed from 3D MRI data and integrated in graphical settings representing the surgical environment

Demonstrated at Siggraph 2006, Virtual Open Heart Surgery is “the first surgical simulator that fully utilizes the GPU to achieve a significant computational speedup.” Video after the jump.

Morphologically accurate models of congenitally malformed hearts were reconstructed from 3D MRI data and integrated in graphical settings representing the surgical environment