Virtual Radiology: New Viewing Platform Creates Interactive Medical Imaging Holograms

Radiology Today | Beth Orenstein

What if physicians could interact with medical images the same way they do with patients lying on the operating room (OR) table? Thanks to advances in imaging technology, physicians are able to piece together multiple 2D images from CT or MRI and imagine patients' anatomy in three dimensions. "But they're forced to make assumptions about what the patient's anatomy truly looks like," says Sergio Aguirre, MSc, chief technology officer and founder of EchoPixel of Mountain View, California. Aguirre's company has developed software that enables radiologists, interventional and pediatric cardiologists, and other surgical specialists to actually see their patients' anatomy in open 3D space.