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. 

Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Interventional Radiology Teaching Tool
News | Interventional Radiology | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — Physicians, trainees and even laypeople can now stand right beside an expert radiologist as he...

EchoPixel Showcases Next-Generation Surgical Planning With True 3-D Interactive Mixed Reality Software
News | Advanced Visualization | January 08, 2018

January 8, 2018 — EchoPixel showcased the latest version of True 3D, its interactive,...

Echopixel, True 3D Viewer, interactive virtual reality, pediatric surgery, increased clinical adoption
News | Advanced Visualization | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — EchoPixel recently announced progress in the clinical adoption of its True 3D...

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A view through a HoloLens augmented reality visor showing an overlaid brain image co-registered with a live patient on a table at HIMSS 2017.

Blog | HIMSS | March 10, 2017

Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often...

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A 2-D view of what operators see when viewing actual 3-D medical images in the HoloLens augmented reality system using TeraRecon's new software.

Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 — TeraRecon debuted its new high-performance, cloud-based augmented reality solution, the HoloPack...

Frost & Sullivan, 18 technologies, growth opportunities, global healthcare, information technology, 2025
News | Information Technology | January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 — Frost & Sullivan has released a new report, “Vision 2025 – Future of Healthcare,” part of the...

Ampronix, simulated procedures, virtual reality, medical education
News | May 25, 2016

May 24, 2016 — ​​​​​​​In a new report, Ampronix looks at the rapid expansion of...

News | June 26, 2014

June 25, 2014 — NYU Langone Medical Center is now using a novel technology that serves as a "flight simulator" for...

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A remote physician points out features to surgeon during a live procedure.

News | December 30, 2013
December 30, 2013 — A University of Alabama at Birmingham surgical team has performed the first surgery using a virtual...
News | September 28, 2006

Researchers in The Netherlands say they’ve realized the dream of truly interactive 3-D medical imaging: A...

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