Experience CT scan in 360 virtual reality

Not sure what to expect during a CT scan? This 360 video gives you a sneak peek inside the scanner so you can feel a little more at ease.

To use 360 experience with a VR Headset, follow these steps:

  • Use a smartphone with an up-to-date YouTube app installed and click the link above
  • Select the YouTube app to launch the video
  • Pause the video and click the headset symbol in the bottom right of the screen
  • The screen should split into two screens
  • Place the phone inside the headset and press play before closing
  • Place the headset over your face and take a look around
  • For a truly immersive experience use headphones.

If you don't have a VR Headset:

  • Use a smartphone for best results
  • Click the link above to launch the video
  • Hold it horizontally so the video fills the screen
  • Hold the phone about 30cm (or about a foot) in front of your face
  • Take a look around!

If you don't have a smartphone:

  • Click the link above to launch the video on your desktop computer
  • Click the 'full screen' icon on the YouTube video
  • Use your mouse to take a look around.

Monday 7 November 2016

MRI animation preview

How does MRI work?

MRI scanners look deep inside your body to produce detailed images. This simple animation explains the physics behind this medical marvel.

Read full article
Spaceman radiation

Radiation exposure from medical scans

Worried about radiation in medical scans? You should see how much astronauts put up with! This animation shows just how little radiation is needed to help experts diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Read full article