Medicine Meets Virtual Reality

The Convergence of Physical and Informational Technologies: Options for a New Era in Health Care

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Editors
Westwood, J.D., Hoffman, H.M., Robb, R., Stredney, D.
Pub. date
January 1999
Pages
406
Binding
hardcover
Volume
62 of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISBN print
978-90-5199-445-2
ISBN online
978-1-60750-906-6
Subject
Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health
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MMVR offers solutions for problems in clinical care through the phenomenally expanding potential of computer technology. Computer-based tools promise to improve healthcare while reducing cost – a vital requirement in today’s economic environment.
This seventh annual MMVR focuses on the healthcare needs of women. Women every where demand more attention to breast cancer, cervical cancer, ageing-related conditions. Electronic tools provide the means to revolutionise diagnosis, treatment and education. The book demonstrates what new tools can improve the care of their female patients.
As minimally invasive procedures are mainstreamed, advanced imaging and robotics tools become indispensable. The internet and other networks establish new venues for communication and research. Medical education, as well as clinical care, is enhanced by systems allowing instruction and professional interaction in ways never before possible and with efficiency never before achieved. Telemedicine networks now permit providers to meet patients needs where previously impossible. MMVR strengthens the link between healthcare providers and their patients.
The volume contains selected papers authored by presenters at the conference. Areas of focus include Computer-Assisted Surgery, Data Fusion & Informatics, Diagnostic Tools, Education & Training, Mental Health, Modelling, Net Architecture, Robotics, Simulation, Telemedicine, Telepresence and Visualisation.