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Augmented Reality: Making Surgery Safer

Dr. Sarah Murthi -- University of Maryland, Baltimore

2018/10/18 10:00am

While medical imaging has radically evolved over the last few decades, how those images are displayed is basically the same as it was in 1950. Visual data are shown on a flat 2D screen, on displays that force health care providers to look away from the patient, and even away from their own hands while operating. Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to dramatically shift this paradigm. This session details AR tools being developed at the Maryland Blended Reality Center that overlay imaging directly in a practitioner’s field of view, for life-saving applications in medicine and surgery.

Sarah Murthi has developed and validated novel applications for ultrasound, including the Focused Rapid Echocardiographic Evaluation (FREE). She has been awarded several Department of Defense grants, and has real-world experience bringing technological ideas into common clinical practice. She is Associate Professor of Surgery at UMB's School of Medicine/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.