I'm delighted to work with the Digital Learning Hub team at Imperial College to
provide hololens augmented reality simulation training for the first time
actually in the world in this particular field in this particular setting as far
as we know.
Today we have invited junior trainees to have simulation course and
the core IR or interventional radiology skills.
They are practicing guiding biopsy needles and reneges
into target lesions.
The simulation they are working on is constructed
from real patient CT and they are using real needles and
The hololens simulation provides us not only with a correct
imaging placement but also with the tactile feedback all done within this
augmented reality. It's very fascinating.
The field of interventional radiology is expanding
not only in terms of the number of procedures but also in the
complexity of the procedures. This sort of digital learning technology will help
them to provide the services at much higher technical ability and safety.
It is very interesting to watch the trainees and the trainers today.
Everybody is so excited and so engaged in it which I think it shows another
dimension of it that you are training people in a very friendly and attractive atmosphere.