Interventional 3D Augmented Reality in Orthopedic, Trauma and Vascular Surgery

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Sheila Esmeralda Gonzalez-Reyna
Pascal Fallavollita


The Medical Education, Training and Computer Assisted Interventions (METRICS) Laboratory aims to integrate novel mixed-reality technologies with application in computer assisted interventions. We showcase two technologies with specific aims at optimizing surgical workflow and minimizing radiation exposure in orthopedic, trauma, and vascular surgeries. The first is an Augmented Reality C-arm fluoroscope, which provides intuitive real-time visualization by accurately overlaying X-ray to video images. The second is a ‘Desired-views’ user interface which resolves the challenges involved in the optimal control of C-arm fluoroscopes for their constant repositioning during surgery by either the interventionalist or the surgical team.

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Sheila Esmeralda Gonzalez-Reyna, University of Ottawa

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa, since September, 2017. Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences.

PhD in Electrical Engineering, December, 2014, at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.


Pascal Fallavollita, University of Ottawa

Prof. Pascal Fallavollita completed a postdoctoral fellowship in collaboration with the teams at Queen’s University (The Perk Lab) and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHU). Afterwards, he led the research activities in medical augmented reality & visualization at the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures, Technische Universität München, considered to be among the world-class leaders in translational research.