Larry Smarr uses data-driven visualizations to turn fairly routine procedure into bold experiment
Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room. The creation of dramatic, data-driven computer models of Smarr's abdomen and affected organs allowed Ramamoorthy to essentially conduct the operation in advance—before ever drawing a drop of blood.
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