(BBC) — Scientists in Cambridge have built a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer, providing a new way to look at the disease.
The tumour sample, taken from a patient, can be studied in detail and from all angles, with each individual cell mapped.
The project is part of an international research scheme.
How it was done
– Researchers start with a 1mm cubed piece of breast cancer tissue biopsy, containing around 100,000 cells
– The tumour is rebuilt using virtual reality
– The 3D tumour can be analysed within a virtual reality laboratory
The VR system allows multiple users from anywhere in the world to examine the tumour.