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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1(4), 29;

Augmented Reality: Advances in Diagnostic Imaging

Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
CTO Federal Health Segment, DXC Technology, Herndon, VA 22102, USA
Chief Technologist, Digital Context Aware, DXC Technology, Austin, TX 78613, USA
Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis, CA 94720, USA
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Received: 29 August 2017 / Revised: 3 November 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 8 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Augmented Reality)
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In recent years, advances in medical imaging have provided opportunities for enhanced diagnosis and characterization of diseases including cancer. The improved spatial resolution provides outstanding detail of intricate anatomical structures, but has challenged physicians on how to effectively and efficiently review the extremely large datasets of over 1000 images. Standard volume rendering attempts to tackle this problem as it provides a display of 3D information on a flat 2D screen, but it lacks depth perception and has poor human–machine interface (HMI). Most recently, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) with depth 3-dimensional (D3D) imaging provides depth perception through binocular vision, head tracking for improved HMI and other key AR features. In this article, we will discuss current and future medical applications of AR including assessing breast cancer. We contend that leveraging AR technology may enhance diagnosis, save cost and improve patient care. View Full-Text
Keywords: augmented reality; virtual reality; 3D; radiology augmented reality; virtual reality; 3D; radiology

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Douglas, D.B.; Wilke, C.A.; Gibson, J.D.; Boone, J.M.; Wintermark, M. Augmented Reality: Advances in Diagnostic Imaging. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1, 29.

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