Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine

Image processing techniques permit the reconstruction of 3D models of the organs from the medical images of the patient in order to provides detailed information of the inner organs and pathologies and to support surgeons by means of virtual and augmented reality applications.

Augmented reality technology can guide the surgeon in the intraoperative phase by overlapping the virtual 3D models of the organs onto the real patient and provide a sort of ”X-Ray” vision of the internal patient’s anatomy.

The research activity of the AVR Lab is focused on the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies to support surgeons in the diagnosis, the preoperative planning and the intraoperative phase in minimally invasive surgery.

List of works:

gennaio 16, 2015

Augmented Reality in RFA of the Hepatic Tumours

Hepatic cancer is one of the most common solid cancers in the world. As surgery of hepatic cancer is seldom applicable, different solutions have been found […]
gennaio 16, 2015

Augmented Reality in Pediatric Laparoscopy

One trend in surgery is the transition from open procedures to minimally invasive interventions. The availability of a system for the pre-operative planning of a laparoscopic […]
gennaio 16, 2015

Human Anatomy Visualization and Navigation System for Image-Guided Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers advantages that make it the best choice for many diseases. Modern technologies give a great support to this kind of surgical procedures […]
gennaio 16, 2015

Distance Measurement for an Accurate Laparoscopy Surgery

The idea of Minimally Invasive Surgery is to reduce the trauma for the patient by minimizing incisions and tissue retraction. Despite the improvement in outcomes, these […]