How Augmented Reality Can Improve Care
Post Date: July 25, 2019 | Publish Date: June 7, 2019
Researchers in the Interventional Radiology Research and Simulation Lab (IR-TRSL) are using AR technology developed by Philips Healthcare to display and track a digital image of their needle as it is advanced through a phantom or simulated patient.
The augmented reality system also overlays images from a CT or MRI of the simulated patient onto a large monitor display so that the digital image of the needle can be advanced to its intended target while avoiding nearby vital structures.
This augmented reality technology should be approved by the FDA for clinical use in 2020. Once approved, the technology will immediately be available for interventional radiologists and surgeons to use in our Hybrid operating room here at Cincinnati Children’s.