Virtual and augmented reality: potential applications in radiology

Mohammad Elsayed, Nadja Kadom, Comeron Ghobadi, Benjamin Strauss, Omran Al Dandan, Abhimanyu Aggarwal, Yoshimi Anzai, Brent Griffith, Frances Lazarow, Christopher M. Straus, Nabile M. Safdar

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The modern-day radiologist must be adept at image interpretation, and the one who most successfully leverages new technologies may provide the highest value to patients, clinicians, and trainees. Applications of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to revolutionize how imaging information is applied in clinical practice and how radiologists practice. This review provides an overview of VR and AR, highlights current applications, future developments, and limitations hindering adoption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1265
Number of pages8
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Computer applications
  • education
  • image manipulation/reconstruction
  • interventional
  • virtual imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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