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Abdominal Organs

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A two-channel hologram illustrating the complex spatial relations within the abdominal cavity.

Human Liver

Anatomical model of the hepatic vascular architecture and the biliary tree acquired using micro CT.

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Two-channel hologram of a human skull. Cross section allows the viewer to explore the cranial foramina in 3D!


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A two-channel hologram showing hand muscles, bones and circulation.

Human Anatomy

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Three channels showing: the muscular system, skeleton with the circulatory system and nerves, internal organs.

Brain Fibre Tracts

The hologram of a healthy brain was made via Fibre Tractography - an advanced technique that measures the movement of water molecules in the white matter of the human brain.

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Human Eye

Anatomy of the human eye complete with muscles, blood vessels and a cut-away that reveals the vitreous chamber.

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Human Ear

Structure of the human inner ear featuring the inner ear structures within the bony labyrinth and the tympanic cavity.

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Three-dimensional human airway tree acquired with CT.

Human Heart

A two-channel hologram of the human heart complete with coronary vessels and valves.

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Forensic Archaeology

Revealing the secrets of the Rhind Mummy.

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Holoxica specialises in producing full-colour 3D holographic images from medical scannners including Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Emission Tomography (PET) or Ultrasound. The digital holograms are used for outreach, education, diagnostics and even surgery. Our work is presented in many public venues including the MIT Museum (Boston, USA), The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and The National Museum of Scotland.

We have produced digital holograms of almost all human organs including the liver, lungs, heart, brain and the entire human anatomy (skeleton, vascular system, nerves, muscles and major organs).

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Apart from the digital holograms, we are conducting research into a real-time holographic video display that is being designed for medical imaging.

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Anatomy for teaching

This hologram is designed for teaching medical students about the anatomy of the human body. The hologram contains three channel of information from left to right:  muscle structures; skeleton complete with arteries plus nervous system; and the internal organs. One of the challenges facing medical learning is teaching the 3D structure of the body since all of the material is currently in 2D. The hologram is a full 3D image that conveys the necessary information to aid understanding of the different aspects of the body.


Liver for surgery

Holoxica collaborated with Germany's Fraunhofer Institute (IGD) to develop the first 3D digital hologram of a liver. The hologram is designed to assist surgeons to accurately pinpoint diseased liver tissue. It is possible to highlight tissue, tumors or other chronic conditions. Another application is to create 3D models for training and simulation to help trainees visualize the intricacies of navigation within the organ.

Lungs for public engagement

A full-colour digital hologram of a pair of lungs from a CT scan by CRIC,the Clinical Research Imaging Centre at Edinburgh University. The intricate detail of the structure can be clearly seen. The skeleton is also included, although the rib cage is removed for better visibilty. Also inculded are the bronchial tree and lung sacks (pleura) surrounding the airways (alveoli). This image has been used in outreach and public presentation. This piece is on public display at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.


Rhind Mummy for forensic archaelogy

The Rhind Mummy was excavated from a tomb in Thebes and was brought to Scotland by the archeologist Alexandar Rhind in 1857. The mummy is still intact in its original wrapping at the National Museum of Scotland. The secrets of this mummy were finally revealed 155 years later when it was CT scanned by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The scan revealed that the Rhind Mummy was an Egyptian female aged 25 to 29, 1.58m tall (5′ 2″) dating back to around 10 B.C.

Holoxica made an animated hologram from the CT data, which reveals different layers of visual information as the viewer of the hologram moves from left to right. "For example, the first layer is the wrapping shroud, which 'peels' away to reveal her face. This is followed by the skull. The 'outer wrapping' is encrusted with jewels and gold amulets which are visible from angles and, most intriguingly, a metal scarab-shaped cap was placed on top of the skull during mummification, can also be seen in great detail.

The Rhind Mummy will never be opened, so the only way to look inside is to use advanced visualization techniques. The color-animated hologram is life-sized and shows a level of depth, detail and realism that is difficult to demonstrate in any other way. This artefact is presented at the MIT Museum in Boston.

Human Ear

A digital hologram features a human Ear 3D model showing the pathway sound takes starting from the outer ear and going through the inner ear to the Vestibulocochlear nerve; dissecting the surrounding features showing the placement of the three-dimensional middle and inner ear structures. The hologram is a great resource for teaching and educational purposes in the class room or the exam room, this hologram is aimed at students, medical practicioners and educators.

Human Eye

A digital hologram features a human Eye 3D model showing anatomy surrounding the exterior of the eye and a cross-section of the interior.  It includes ocular muscles, external and internal circulation, chambers, and the tissue layers of the eye. The hologram is a great resource for teaching and educational purposes in the class room or the exam room, this hologram is aimed at students, medical practicioners and educators.


Industries we serve.

Medical Imaging
We design holograms using data
from medical scanners
(CT Scan, MRI etc.) to serve
hospitals and medical students for informative and display purposes.
Scientific Visualisation
We make holograms from
3D representations (point cloud,
mesh, custom data) for scientific applications ranging from
particle physics to astronomy.
Engineering Design
We make holograms from 3D
CAD and graphics models of
machinery in the Energy,
Automotive, Aerospace and
other sectors.
Architecture & Construction
Our holographic prints enable
architects to show clients their
designs in a cost-effective way. 
Channeling allows us to show
multiple views.