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. 

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...
Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 — Medivis announced that its...
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...
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...
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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Blog | Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019
In this day and age, information...
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...
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...
EchoPixel allows radiologists to see CT, MRI and ultrasound scans in 3-D

EchoPixel allows radiologists to see CT, MRI and ultrasound scans in 3-D.

Feature | Information Technology | February 27, 2019 | Tatyana Shavel
Medical images take a significant part in patient diagnostics across different care cycle points, including regular...
Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.

Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. 

News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019 — Philips will unveil a new...
Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its...
This image from  Hoag Memorial Hospital looks at virtual reality reconstructions versus conventional 2-D images, as shown

Slice v 3D: Patients and surgeons at Hoag Memorial Hospital are looking at virtual reality reconstructions (right) over conventional 2D images. Images courtesy of Hoag Memorial Hospital

Feature | Information Technology | February 13, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
The same virtual reality (VR) reconstructions that surgeons use to plan and rehearse brain surgeries at Hoag Memorial...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | November 30, 2018
This is an example of the FDA-cleared OpenSight augmented reality (AR) system for surgical planning from NovaRad at the...
Body Vision Medical Announces Release of LungVision
Technology | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2018
October 5, 2018 — Body Vision Medical, a medical device company specializing in lung cancer...