1st Edition

Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine

    304 Pages
    by CRC Press

    304 Pages 85 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    304 Pages 85 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Augmented reality (AR) is transforming how we work, learn, play and connect with the world, and is now being introduced to the field of medicine, where it is revolutionising healthcare as pioneering virtual elements are being added to real images to provide a more compelling and intuitive view during procedures.

    This book, which had its beginnings at the AE-CAI: Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions MICCAI Workshop in Munich in 2015, is the first to review the area of mixed and augmented reality in medicine.

    Covering a range of examples of the use of AR in medicine, it explores its relevance to minimally-invasive interventions, how it can improve the accuracy of a procedure and reduce procedure time, and how it may be employed to reduce radiation risks. It also discusses how AR can be an effective tool in the education of physicians, medical students, nurses and other health professionals.


    • An ideal practical guide for medical professionals and students looking to understand the implementation, applications, and future of AR

    • Contains the latest developments and technologies in this innovative field

    • Edited by highly respected pioneers in the field, who have been immersed in AR as well as virtual reality and image-guided surgery since their inception, with chapter contributions from subject area specialists working with AR

    1. Overview of Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine 2. Tracking 3. Registration 4. Display Technologies 5. Active Sensorimotor Augmentation in Roboticsassisted Surgical Systems 6. Visual Perception and Human-Computer Interaction in Surgical Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments 7. Interaction in Augmented Reality Image-Guided Surgery 8. Cognitive Oriented Design and Assessment of Augmented Reality in Medicine 9. Augmented Reality in Ageing and Medical Education 10. Cost Effective Simulation; A Mixed Reality Approach 11. Augmented Reality-based Visualization for Echocardiographic Applications 12. Ultrasound Augmented Laproscopy: Technology and Human Factors 13. Toward Clinically Viable Ultrasound-augmented Laproscopic Visualization 14. Augmented Reality in Image-Guided Robotic Surgery 15. Augmented Reality for reducing intraoperative radiation exposure to patients and clinicans during x-ray guided procedures 16. Augmented and Virtual Visualization for Image-Guided Cardiac Therapeutics 17. 3D Augmented Reality based Surgical Navigation and Intervention 18. Augmenting Haptic Perception in Surgical Tools



    Dr. Terry Peters is a Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute (RRI), and Professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics at Western University London, Canada. He is also a member of the Graduate Programs in Neurosciences and Biomedical Engineering and an adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal.

    Cristian A. Linte is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. His research has focused on the development of intelligent solutions for computer-assisted diagnosis, therapy planning, and guidance by integrating medical image computing, surgical navigation and visualization tools, for which augmented and mixed reality environments have been a key component for effective display and interaction with multi-dimension, multi-modality imaging data.

    Ziv Yaniv is a senior computer scientist in the Office of High Performance Computing and Communications, at the National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA and at TAJ Technologies Inc. His main areas of research are image-guided interventions, bio-medical image analysis, and software engineering. He believes in the curative power of open research, and for the past decade has been involved in the development of free open source software for image-guided interventions and biomedical image analysis.

    Jackie Williams is the Executive Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre at Western University, and previously was the Manager of the CIHR Vascular Training Program at Western. An experienced scientific editor, she also has been involved in writing and managing large Imaging grants, and for the past 15 years she has served as Recording Secretary for the MICCAI Board.