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. 

Videos | RSNA | January 13, 2020
DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new medical imaging technologies displayed on...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | 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
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell and Imaging Technology News (ITN) Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report on...
 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...
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,...
Videos | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 27, 2019
Roberto Lang, M.D., director of cardiac imaging at the University of Chicago, has been working with TomTec for the past...
Videos | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 20, 2019
David M. Axelrod, M.D., clinical associate professor in pediatrics (cardiology) at Stanford School of Medicine,...
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,...
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...
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 augmented...
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 to...
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...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are starting to be adopted for physician training, patient education...
 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 | Dave Fornell, Editor
DAIC and ITN magazines created a gallery of photos from the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (...
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. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019
Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid...