Applicability of Augmented Reality in an Organ Transplantation

Maciej Kosieradzki , Wojciech Lisik , Radosław Gierwiało , Robert Sitnik


Augmented reality (AR) delivers virtual information or some of its elements to the real world. This technology, which has been used primarily for entertainment and military applications, has vigorously entered medicine, especially in radiology and surgery, yet has never been used in organ transplantation. AR could be useful in training transplant surgeons, promoting organ donations, graft retrieval and allocation, and microscopic diagnosis of rejection, treatment of complications, and post-transplantation neoplasms. The availability of AR display tools such as Smartphone screens and head-mounted goggles, accessibility of software for automated image segmentation and 3-dimensional reconstruction, and algorithms allowing registration, make augmented reality an attractive tool for surgery including transplantation. The shortage of hospital IT specialists and insufficient investments from medical equipment manufacturers into the development of AR technology remain the most significant obstacles in its broader application.
Author Maciej Kosieradzki - Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej i Transplantacyjnej [Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)]
Maciej Kosieradzki,,
, Wojciech Lisik - Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej i Transplantacyjnej [Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)]
Wojciech Lisik,,
, Radosław Gierwiało (FM / IMPh)
Radosław Gierwiało,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Robert Sitnik (FM / IMPh)
Robert Sitnik,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
Journal seriesAnnals of Transplantation, ISSN 1425-9524, e-ISSN 2329-0358
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englisheducation, organ transplantation, surgery, computer-assisted
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2747 Transplantation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 07-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.539; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.369 (2) - 2018=1.269 (5)
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