Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Education was listed #6 on the Top 10 for 2019 at the 2018 Medical Innovation Summit. This technology allows medical students and healthcare professionals to practice procedures and techniques in a low risk environment. Not only will this technology be implemented at the new Health Education Campus for Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and CWRU Medical School, it is also being utilized by doctors within the hospital.
Dr. Robert DeBernardo, along with Karl West and his team in Biomedical Engineering, are using AR/VR to translate patient specific MRI and CT images into a real-time AR platform, used in conjunction with Microsoft HoloLens to “see inside” the patient. Dr. DeBernardo is currently working with a select group of patients with ovarian cancer to study the feasibility of surgical resection. When viewed through the HoloLens, surgeons are able to see the size and shape of the tumor, as well as potential metastases. This research was funded by the Cleveland Clinic Annual Fund.
To learn more about this study, and the expanding uses of AI, read the full article on Consult QD.