AR VR in Medicine and Healthcare

A recent blog on Ochsner discusses the advantages of Augmented and Virtual Reality technology in the healthcare sector.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans take a long time for medical students to study and learn to interpret. Therefore, AR and VR can provide visualisation to aid training. The technology can provide a 3D rendering of a scan that can even be scaled larger, externally manipulated, and internally explored. This can help physicians with surgical planning as well as train medical students.

In addition to bridging the vital medical information asymmetry, AR and VR can help patients to further understand their diagnosis and lead to higher engagement with their treatment. The tech also has the potential to be used during medical procedures and surgery

Ochsner’s medical 3D lab initially had the goal of giving clinicians and patients access to medical data. It leverages platforms such as 3D printing and immersive tech to enhance medical training, facilitate patient education, and improve clinical care delivery.

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