Surgical Planning in VR

We published a review on surgical planning in VR in the Journal of Medical Imaging SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. In the systematic review, we examine how virtual reality (VR) is transforming surgical planning. With VR, physicians can assess patient-specific image data in 3D, enhancing surgical decision-making and spatial localization of pathologies. Our review of the literature revealed promising trends regarding the benefits of using virtual reality, especially when compared to conventional desktop setups. However, its application in surgical planning remains experimental, requiring refined study designs, improved technical reporting, and enhanced VR software usability for effective clinical implementation. Take a look (it’s open access) and let us know what you think!

Citation: Moritz Queisner, Karl Eisenträger, „Surgical planning in virtual reality: a systematic review,“ J. Med. Imag. 11(6) 062603 (25 April 2024)
(Photo Karl Eisenträger | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 | Medical Holodeck)
Project: This publication is part of the project 4D Imaging: From Image Theory to Imaging Practice, which is funded by DFG (20023–2026).