X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are a few of the crucial imaging technologies that have been used by doctors to find and monitor diseases.
But because these images are only available in two-dimensions, it leaves room for errors in identifying tumors or the size of lesions.
Now, researchers in South Korea have developed a way to advance this technology into the third dimension. An A.I. algorithm learns the images from CT or MRI scans and in just a couple of minutes, automatically converts the information into a three-dimensional model.
"When we look at a CT or MRI image in two-dimensions say, it's a cancerous tumor it's difficult to grasp its complete form. We've incorporated A.I. technology that can learn these images and project an optimized 3-D hologram."
And this new technology works without the need for special glasses.
One of the drawbacks of working with holograms was that they could only be seen from certain angles.
With the latest technology, the hologram follows the viewer's eyes, and also allows control of the holographic images just by the movement of the user's hand or head. In the medical field, this means hologram imaging can be used easily even during surgery.
"By incorporating artificial intelligence, the 3-dimensional holographic display system recognizes the user's position and actions, and automatically synchronizes the contents."
These researchers have transferred this latest technology to small and medium-sized businesses here in Korea, where joint research will continue towards further developing an optimized environment for surgery. When the time comes for this technology to be commercialized, we can expect surgeries to have a higher rate of success. Lee Eunjin, Arirang News.