UK: Leeds Children’s Hospital experts creates 3D Hologram projects of 785 defective human hearts


The United Kingdom-based Primary Child Healthcare Centre, Leeds Children’s Hospital, has created a 3D project of holograms to bring a holistic Collection of 785 human hearts to life to help researchers, teachers, and professionals understand heart diseases through their unique defects.

The Leeds Children’s Hospital is the leading and primary healthcare centre in the United Kingdom, serving and providing medical facilities to Young people across Yorkshire. The Leeds Children’s Hospital is specialised in curing treatments like cancer treatment, transplantation and congenital heart surgery.


As per the Reports, the experts at Leeds Children’s Hospital recently created 3D Holograms of 785 Human Hearts to life. The idea behind creating them was to help the teachers and professionals understand and analyse heart diseases.

Back story in the 1960s. Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds pioneered congenital heart defect repairs when knowledge was still limited. Dr. Leon Gerlis created a collection of 785 human hearts with defects, which was pivotal in training cardiac surgeons in Leeds.

This collection is still useful for education and training today; however, regulations now make access to the specimens for learning difficult.

However, with modern technology and a generous grant of £115,800 from the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, Heart Research UK, and Leeds Hospitals Charity, the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit (led by Carin Van Doorn) at Leeds Children’s Hospital is performing MRI scans to create virtual archives of Gerlis’ hearts.

These MRI scans will generate 3D models and holograms – breaking down barriers to education and research.

Leeds Children’s Hospital extended their pleasure and stated that this innovation will empower healthcare professionals with advanced training tools to aid patients, families and the public in visualising congenital heart defects.


They also extended their pleasure and thanked all the Leeds Children’s Hospital experts for creating this holistic and helpful project.




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