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AR To Assist Cardiologists Plan And Carry Out Complicated Medical Interventions

Augmented reality (AR) is a novel technology applied to computer-generated data on a user’s outlook of the actual world. It presents a novel platform to assist doctors to better envision complicated medical information, principally before and during various medical procedures. A novel self-contained AR device targets to offer an immersive AR experience. Using this device, doctors are supposed to be able to interactively study the available information in 3 dimensions.

Jihye Jang, Ph.D. Candidate, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (MR) Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and associates studied AR’s capability to assist cardiologists to envision the myocardial scarring in the heart when they carry out ventricular tachycardia ablation or electrophysiological interventions. Myocardial scarring is found in individuals experiencing a heart attack. It also hinders the surgical repair of congenital heart disease. The latest research study is published in the journal PLOS ONE. It reveals that the novel AR technology offers numerous advantages.

On a similar note, recently, Beckman Coulter, a leading manufacturer, developer, and marketer of biomedical testing products, came into the news as it announced a partnership with CML HealthCare. Beckman Coulter is known for providing simplified, automatic, and innovate biomedical testing products. The firm stated that the latest collaboration signifies the biggest deal of any Canadian diagnostics firm for a solitary testing site.

Beckman Coulter is valued at projected $25–30 Million over 5 Years. The firm is supposed to bring about nine of its flagship immunoassay instruments, about six chemistry systems, and three complete automation lines to CML. The latest chemistry systems are said to be an upgrading to the present Beckman Coulter systems previously installed at CML.

Scott Garrett, Chairman, President & CEO, Beckman Coulter, proclaimed that the firm is pleased to deepen its collaboration with CML HealthCare, which is the leading laboratory services provider in Ontario region.