Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are being used in healthcare for clinician training, patient education, advanced visualization of complex anatomy in medical imaging and for procedural guidance. Augmented reality fuses images over the person's field of view to augment what they see. This is also called mixed reality. Virtual reality uses a visor headset to completely immerse the user in a virtual environment. 

Philips announced that it is expanding its remote clinical collaboration and virtual training offerings across its portfolio, building on the IIT* (Innovative Imaging Technologies) Reacts collaborative platform.
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 — Philips announced that it is expanding its remote clinical collaboration and virtual training offerings...
Virtual reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020 — Virtual reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of...
Videos | RSNA | January 13, 2020
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new medical imaging technologies displayed on the...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | December 30, 2019
This is a hologram of a fracture from a computed tomography (CT) scan displayed by the start up company Voxon at the...
Videos | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | December 19, 2019
This is an example of an augmented reality (AR) training system for transesophageal echo (TEE) created by the...
Videos | RSNA | December 18, 2019
ITN Editor Dave Fornell and ITN Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report on the trends and technologies...
 CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and medical imaging companies for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2019 meeting. With technology platforms that integrate modeled human physiology into immersive, augmented reality environments, CAE Healthcare partners with vendors to deliver risk-free training solutions that meet the needs of physicians and equipment providers. #RSNA19 #RSNA2019
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019 — CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and...
Virtual Reality 3-D Models Help Yield Better Surgical Outcomes

Joseph Shirk, M.D., of UCLA with the virtual reality headset. Image courtesy of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 — A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) models to prepare for...
Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 — Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications,...
Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019
June 4, 2019 — SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | May 16, 2019
This is an example of how virtual reality is being used in neuro-radiology to better evaluate patients using advanced...
AIMed conference in artificial intelligence in radiology, medical imaging.
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into medicine has by far been the hottest topic at nearly all medical...
Technological Advancements Expected to Drive Virtual Reality Growth in Healthcare
News | Advanced Visualization | April 04, 2019
April 4, 2019 — Increasing demand for innovative diagnostic techniques, neurological disorders and increasing disease...
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Medivis Unveils AnatomyX Augmented Reality Education Platform
Technology | Advanced Visualization | April 02, 2019
April 2, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis announced the launch of AnatomyX, its augmented...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at #ACC19 show that pressure readings in coronary arteries may identify locations of stenoses remaining after cardiac cath interventions.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
As many as one in four patients who undergo cath lab interventions can benefit from a technology that identifies the...
Jennifer N. A. Silva, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Mo., describes “mixed reality” at ACC19 Future Hub.

Jennifer N. A. Silva, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Mo., describes “mixed reality” at ACC19 Future Hub.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 17, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Virtual reality (VR) and its less immersive kin, augmented reality (AR), are gaining traction in some medical...

This is an example of the Fujifilm REiLI artificial intelligence application for radiology, showing auto identification and quantification of a pleural effusion and fibrosis with color coding showing the areas of detected anomalies. 

Blog | HIMSS | March 05, 2019
Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 04, 2019
Technology is reshaping not only our understanding of cardiac disease but what motivates patients to visit doctors....
Philips Launches Epiq CVx and CVxi Cardiovascular Ultrasound Systems

Image courtesy of Philips

Feature | Radiology Imaging | February 27, 2019 | By Dave Fornell
There are several recent trends in X-ray angiography imaging systems that hospitals should be aware of if they are...