The companies intend to combine medical imaging and mixed reality solutions through the development of the OmnifyXR Interventional Suite System


GE Healthcare collaborates with MediView on AR solutions in medical imaging. (Credit: Business Wire)

GE Healthcare has entered into a partnership with clinical augmented reality (AR) med-tech company MediView XR to introduce AR solutions to medical imaging for the interventional space.

The companies intend to combine medical imaging and mixed reality solutions by developing the OmnifyXR Interventional Suite System.

By leveraging Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, OmnifyXR solution is expected to provide a heads-up, AR display of interventional x-ray imaging systems.

The solution will combine multiple holographic displays of live imaging to enhance ergonomics irrespective of any working position.

Besides, it has a 3D volume for increased anatomy visualisation to assist physicians in better understanding complex anatomies and in clinical decision making.

The current technology platform of MediView utilises mixed reality and spatial computing along with medical imaging to integrate AR visualisation, seamless remote collaboration, and evidence-driven clinical insights.

MediView president and CEO Mina Fahim said: “We are thrilled to advance our strategic collaboration with GE Healthcare by co-developing and creating the interventional suite of the future – one that is designed to improve ergonomics, with natural interactions for optimised workflow and facilitates care team collaboration.

“The physician is empowered to simultaneously interface with virtual monitors, holographic 3D anatomy, and remotely collaborate with colleagues around the world.”

The partnership is expected to leverage MediView’s experience in 3D AR medical visualisation, telecollaboration capabilities, surgical navigation, and procedural data insights and GE Healthcare’s interventional imaging technologies, digital infrastructure, clinical decision support capabilities, and data analytics.

GE Healthcare global interventional general manager Arnaud Marie said: “Augmented reality in imaging is key to improved visualisation of anatomy and enhanced user experience.

“Our collaboration with MediView demonstrates our commitment to advancing the delivery of precision care by expanding the capabilities of our own imaging guided systems through an open architecture and the integration of promising and complementary technologies, like OmnifyXR Interventional Suite, into clinical workflow.

“Together, we can help clinicians use image guidance technologies to their full potential in order to help in the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

The solution will be co-marketed by GE Healthcare and MediView with an initial launch in the US market.