virtual reality

February 13, 2020

Virtual reality technology helped a cardiologist understand a man's acute problem amid multiple past fixes for congenital heart deficits.

Doctor demonstrating the use of virtual reality to get a better view of hearts
February 13, 2020

Right before Christmas, a co-worker noticed that Brevin Cronk's lips had turned blue. It was a new, acute problem with his heart, and he was rushed to UW Medical Center – Montlake.

Dr. Wayne Monsky using the VR program
May 17, 2019

Virtual reality creates an immersive environment that's great for games, but could it be applied to medical procedures? Dr. Wayne Monsky, director of interventional radiology at Harborivew Medical Center, along with Ryan James and Dr.

May 17, 2019

In tests of anatomically representative phantoms, virtual reality sped procedures and meant reduced X-ray radiation exposure for patients.

September 18, 2018

The therapeutic use of virtual reality, be it for pain or fear, actually piggybacks off the use and development of video games, said Hunter Hoffman, a research scientist at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

October 5, 2017

Virtual reality and hypnosis are two ways that UW Medicine pain-medicine specialists are trying to reduce patients' dependence on opioids. 

August 31, 2017

Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a therapy in a variety of medical fields, and is now being used to control pain. SnowWorld, a VR game, was developed by UW Medicine Drs.

Researchers at UW Medicine will lead a three-year, multicenter study to see whether brief pre-operative ‘warm-up’ sessions can improve a surgeon’s performance. 

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