Canon’s first-of-its-kind RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye lens, proved to be a transformative success for ultrasound education in Italy. The full solution comprised of the VR lens and the Canon EOS R5 C camera, which worked together to capture immersive 8K videos of an ultrasound exam from the point of view of the doctor. With a full-frame 8K sensor and long recording times, EOS R5 C was the perfect pairing.
“A high-quality image is crucial in medicine. Every small detail counts. You need to be able to see which button the doctor is pressing on the control panel. And when it comes to diagnostic scans, every pixel counts! So the 8K is a gamechanger” says Alex Dell’Era, Clinical and Technical Marketing Manager at Canon Medical Systems Italy.
Experienced via a medium-budget standalone VR headset, the videos demonstrated the videos demonstrated the impressive diagnostic capabilities of Aplio i-Series Prism Edition. This video series was then rolled out as education modules for the radiology course, shifting focus from slideshows and textbooks into the world of virtual reality. Lectures never looked so attractive.
Alex explains: “From a webinar or textbook it’s hard to perceive everything. Here, you can actually learn. And have the feeling that you are the operator in an actual ultrasound room. It’s mind blowing, as you know it’s virtual, but it feels so real!”