GE HealthCare installs first augmented reality interventional suite

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OmnifyXR with the Allia IGS platform. [Image courtesy of GE HealthCare]

GE HealthCare (Nasdaq:GEHC) today announced the first installation and clinical cases using the OmnifyXR interventional suite.

OmnifyXR allows the user to simultaneously display up to four customized holographic projections of live imaging. It helps improve ergonomics regardless of working position and enables 3D volume imaging display in augmented reality. The platform, developed in collaboration with MediView XR, combines a holographic display streaming live medical imaging, 3D anatomy model visualization and advanced imaging technologies while enabling remote collaboration in a variety of interventional procedures.

The first cases took place at North Star Vascular and Interventional in Minneapolis. Professor of Radiology and founder of North Star Vascular and Interventional, Dr. Jafar Golzarian, performed two separate clinical procedures – the embolization of a genicular artery and the embolization of a prostate artery.

“The heads-up display and augmented reality capabilities of OmnifyXR, especially the 3D anatomical view offered by the hologram scan, are game-changing and allow for new perspectives into treatment we haven’t seen before,” said Golzarian. “I’m excited to be on the team performing these first cases and look forward to seeing how this may help improve clinical and operational outcomes for both patients and clinicians.”

More about the new offering from GE HealthCare

GE HealthCare and MediView XR designed OmnifyXR to fit seamlessly into existing interventional suites. It leverages augmented reality to support clinicians with workflow efficiency and ergonomics, improved anatomy visualization and collaborative care.

The system’s heads-up display headset holographically displays multiple imaging video streams in a customizable way. Clinicians can simultaneously display up to four video streams, customize size, angle and orientation to meet workflow needs and utilize voice commands for hands-free interaction.

3D Assist helps augment visualization so clinicians can assess complex anatomies and interact with a holographic 3D model of the anatomy. This supports intraprocedural planning.

Finally, users can provide first-person views of their holographic experience for remote collaboration, consultation, training, proctoring and support.

GE HealthCare offers OmnifyXR in the U.S. now and expects global expansion to follow. It works exclusively with GE HealthCare interventional X-ray systems, including the Allia IGS and Innova IGS platforms.

“OmnifyXR will change the way I approach my cases,” said Dr. Amin Astani of North Star Vascular and Interventional. “With GE HealthCare’s Allia platform, I can create a highly detailed 3D generated model in a matter of minutes without having to remove my sterile gloves to help maintain sterility during the procedure. Using MediView’s OmnifyXR, I can virtually place this 3D model anywhere in the room – allowing me to walk around it and evaluate it from different angles and perspectives in order to make more informed decisions about the way I approach and navigate my procedures.”


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