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. 

EchoPixel Introduces 3-D Holographic Intraoperative Software
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 — EchoPixel introduced what it calls the first-ever intraoperative software to provide naked-eye...

Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 — Medivis announced that its...

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...

Medivis Unveils AnatomyX Augmented Reality Education Platform
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | April 02, 2019

April 2, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis announced the launch of AnatomyX, its...

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis

Structural heart interventions represent one of the fastest growing segments of cardiology, as the number of devices...

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...

 SoftServe's “Touch My Heart” work-in-progress allows anyone wearing an AR headset to see and interact with the heart.

One of many examples of augmented reality and virtual reality displayed at HIMSS and part of the photo gallery

Feature | HIMSS | March 05, 2019

DAIC and ITN magazines created a gallery of photos from the ...

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinical education, as well as advanced imaging was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinician education, as well as advanced imaging, was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019

 

Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to...

Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 04, 2019

Technology is reshaping not only our understanding of cardiac disease but what motivates patients to visit doctors....

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. Virtual reality in the cath lab, interventional lab, hybrid OR, or cardiovascular lab.

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...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

Videos | Advanced Visualization | December 12, 2018

This is an example of the FDA-cleared OpenSight augmented reality (AR) system for surgical planning from NovaRad at...

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