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Carle Illinois is integrating a new mixed-reality system to their programs

A surgeon in blue scrubs performing a procedure. There is a hologram of an ultrasound image hovering above the patient.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Carle Illinois College of Medicine has partnered with MediView XR, Inc. to “integrate a powerful new augmented reality-based hologram system in its education, innovation, and clinical programs.”

From the Carle Illinois website:

Live ultrasound images are fused with the system’s 3D holographic display to guide surgeons as they perform minimally invasive procedures, such as biopsies and tumor ablations. The real-time holographic images allow clinicians to visualize a patient’s internal anatomy in 3D underneath the skin, including bone, tissue, organs, and vasculature. The unique ‘x-ray vision’ technology has received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration for adjunctive (supplemental) use in minimally invasive ultrasound- and CT-guided needle-based procedures for soft tissue and bone and pre-surgery planning.

CI Med students, faculty, and clinicians will be among the first to utilize the technology, and will also be a part of the process of refining it.

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