Springville-based image processing company Novarad and George Washington University Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., have partnered to implement the country’s first augmented reality (AR) medical process in a surgical setting. OpenSight Augmented Reality System, powered by Microsoft HoloLens, accurately overlays 2D, 3D and 4D images directly onto the patient’s body, helping surgeons visualize the procedures interactively. This partnership is driving pre-operative planning and surgical strategy into new frontiers as surgeons can now visually track tumors, other masses, organs, circulation tracks and more, improving accuracy and lowering both surgery and recovery time, according to a press statement from Novarad.

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