George Washington University Hospital doctors among first to use virtual reality tech for surgeries

At George Washington University Hospital, surgeons use augmented reality tools to prepare surgical operations. With pictures from CT scan for example, they look directly “on the patient” to prepare as accurately as possible future gestures. As explained, this is a great tool to save time before a operation.

Rather than just relying on 2D imaging, surgeons can take a CT scan and create a 360-degree virtual reality platform with it, Dr. Keith Mortman, a thoracic surgeon for GW Hospital, said Monday during a demonstration.Using the technology, patients also can see images of the insides of their bodies before chest surgery.

Source: George Washington University Hospital doctors among first to use virtual reality tech for surgeries – Washington Times

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