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Medical science has evolved over 2000 years and moved far away, from the spiritual cure times at the temple of health at Kos islands to the Imaginations of Davicini. We are now in an era, where we can, not-only take stunning live photographs of individual organs but also go inside, assisted by  X RAYs, Ultrasound, CT  MRI, and Optical fiber. Now, a new kid is entering ie Holography. (We may expect haptics very soon).

 

How about a cardiologist operating with a virtual  3D beating heart hanging in front of him?

Yes, it is possible in a scientific fiction movie . No. it’s real. True view, an innovative medical Imaging company from Israel doesn’t think it is a fiction story. The immediate clinical use comes  in electrophysiology labs

Senti-AR command EP system is cleared for clinical use. 

 

Final message

Breaking new frontiers in medicine is becoming the norm, especially in digital imaging. No doubt, we have entered a  new medical world. However, we should be able to realize, that all the excitement is justified, if and only it makes a positive impact on humankind. Even as we are deeply immersed in medical technology, let us remind ourselves, how a tiny virus is teaching all of us, some hard lessons in basic principles and practice of medicine.

Reference

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, Michael K.Southworth, Walter M.Blume, et al. First-In-Human Use of a Mixed Reality Display During Cardiac Ablation Procedures. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Volume 6, Issue 8, August 2020, Pages 1023-1025. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.04.036.

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