Virtual reality assisted cardiac catheterization

Patric Bettati, James D. Dormer, Jeff Young, Maysam Shahedi, Baowei Fei

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


Cardiac catheterization is a delicate strategy often used during various heart procedures. However, the procedure carries a myriad of risks associated with it, including damage to the vessel or heart itself, blood clots, and arrhythmias. Many of these risks increase in probability as the length of the operation increases, creating a demand for a more accurate procedure while reducing the overall time required. To this end, we developed an adaptable virtual reality simulation and visualization method to provide essential information to the physician ahead of time with the goal of reducing potential risks, decreasing operation time, and improving the accuracy of cardiac catheterization procedures. We additionally conducted a phantom study to evaluate the impact of using our virtual reality system prior to a procedure

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2021
Subtitle of host publicationImage-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
EditorsCristian A. Linte, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen
ISBN (Electronic)9781510640252
StatePublished - 2021
EventMedical Imaging 2021: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 15 2021Feb 19 2021

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2021: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
CityVirtual, Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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