SALT LAKE CITY—Medical imaging company Novarad has utilized the cutting-edge technology of Microsoft’s Augmented Reality goggles platform, the HoloLens, to develop a new-age imaging product that renders patient imaging studies into 3D and presents them in an interactive manner as seen accurately overlaid directly onto the patient’s body.
This unique presentation overlays and registers the medical imaging study over the patient in real time, enabling the wearer to see the data displayed on the patient in its anatomically correct manner. While wearing the goggles, clinicians have the incredible ability to interact with the imaging data, i.e. zooming in or out as necessary, just to name one aspect.
The HoloLens’ augmented reality shows exact anatomical alignment and orientation, can remove the guesswork and questions out of pre-op planning, and allows clinicians to see exactly where the problem is on the patient. This technology enhances medical and scholarly research, and is an excellent teaching tool for medical professors and students one day targeting live surgical or biopsy use.
“We are using cutting-edge augmented reality to display a 3D version of a patient’s anatomy on the actual patient,” said Steve Cvetko, Director of Research and Development at Novarad. “It offers a true, life-size rendering with exact alignment and orientation, which is not just valuable for education and research, but could be incredibly useful to say, a surgeon. If a surgeon can see the medical image overlaid on the patient’s body, it could eliminate medical misunderstandings.”
This step forward in imaging technology brings studies out of the dark room and into operating rooms, pre-op planning, and into doctor’s offices. At this time, the Novarad application of HoloLens technology is not cleared by the FDA for diagnostic use.
Those interested in learning more about the HoloLens augmented reality technology in regards to medical imaging may visit Novarad at RSNA, booth 7329, visit www.novarad.net or follow the company on Twitter, @NovaradCorp. Novarad will be offering live demonstrations of the technology for all who wish to view it. RSNA takes place in Chicago, Ill. Nov. 27 through Dec. 2.
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For over 20 years, Novarad has enabled healthcare providers to solve their imaging problems through its full diagnostic suite. Today, Novarad’s specialized enterprise imaging and workflow solutions continue to improve upon industry standards and empower healthcare providers everywhere to solve problems. Through customizable workflow and imaging solutions, Novarad encompasses medical imaging needs. Visit Novarad at www.novarad.net for more information.
Kristi Alvarado, Media Relations Contact at Novarad | 801.642.1001 | firstname.lastname@example.org