The talk will begin with a review of the state-of-the-art in medical AR, then move to the first two AR applications, which reached real surgery rooms a decade ago. The first was the Camera Augmented Mobile C-arm invented in 1998, validated through cadaver and animal studies in the early 2000s, and deployed in trauma and orthopedics surgeries in 2010. The second was the Declipse SPECT that was CE certified in 2008 and approved by the FDA approval in 2011. It has been used in thousands of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) procedures. Dr. Navab’s talk will conclude with a review of current trends of including AR into many surgical solutions and using both AR and VR for teaching and training of medical practitioners, surgeons, and surgical staff, in telemedicine and rehabilitation. For reference to the Mobile C-arm and the Declipse SPECT, was reported in IEEE Computer in 2012 in the paper First Deployments of Augmented Reality in Operating Room. More information and video demonstrations can be found at https://www.medicalaugmentedreality.org/ and https://www.medicalaugmentedreality.org/camc.html.
Nassir Navab, Prof. Dr.
Professor, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP)