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U.S. Market for Virtual Reality in Surgery & Imaging, 2004-2009

Report S165

252 pages   · 40 Exhibits   · 36 Company Profiles   · Pub. Date October 2005   · Report #S165

This report details the products, markets and technology developments in virtual reality in surgery and imaging. Products and technologies are detailed in their current status of development, features, and applications, with coverage including 3D graphic modeling, texture mapping, dynamic generators, application programming, rendering, input peripherals and output peripherals.  Applications addressed include those in radiology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, cardiovascular surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery and oncology.  The report provides a U.S. market assessment, with forecast to 2009, for virtual reality systems in surgical training, 3D diagnostic imaging, 3D visualization for telemedicine, pre-surgical planning, computer-aided surgery, and telesurgery.  The report also profiles, with current products, products under development, evaluation of market strength, and other relevant information, the major companies currently or potentially active in this arena.    


Table of Contents


Executive Summary


Section 1:        The Use of Virtual Reality in Medicine

1.1       Overview of Virtual Reality Technology

1.1.1          Instrumented Clothing

1.1.2          Head Mounted Display (HMD)

1.1.3          Motion Capture

1.1.4          Haptic-Feedback

1.2       Current Status of Virtual Reality Technology

1.3       3D Graphic Modeling

1.3.1          The Importance of 3D Graphic Modeling       Multiplanar and Oblique Sectioning          Multiplanar Reformatting          Oblique Sectioning          Curved Sectioning

1.3.2          Image Segmentation

1.3.3          Image Fusion

1.3.4          Animation       Surface-Based Rendering          Isosurface Rendering       Volume Rendering       Stereology       3D Blind Deconvolution       Image Clipping, 3D Zoom, Image Rotation, Image Editing       Surface and Interface Opacity, Alpha Blending

1.3.5          Texture Mapping

1.3.6          Dynamic Generators

1.3.7          Application Programming       Turnkey Systems       Isolated Programs       Supporting Applications

1.3.8          Rendering       Two Approaches to Rendering          Pixel-by-Pixel Rendering          Primitive-by-Primitive Rasterization       Antialiasing, Sampling Frequency, and Filtering

1.4       Input Peripherals

1.4.1          Data Gloves

1.4.2          Motion Trackers

1.4.3          Output Peripherals       Video/Game HMDs       Augmented Reality HMDs       Immersive HMDs

1.5       The History of Virtual Reality Technology

1.6       Early Applications of VR in Medicine

1.7       Enabling Technologies

1.7.1          Head-Mounted Display Systems

1.7.2          Instrumented Gloves

1.7.3          Tracking Interfaces

1.7.4          Haptic Interfaces

1.7.5          Auditory Interfaces

1.8       Second Generation VR Systems for Medicine

1.8.1          Psychiatric and Behavioral Healthcare, Neurological Evaluation

1.8.2          Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, And Disability Solutions       VR technology for Functional Evaluation          VR Technology and Physical Rehabilitation          The Role of VR in Disability Solutions


Section 2:        Current Applications of VR in Surgery and Imaging

2.1       Radiology

2.1.1          Interactive 3D Diagnostic Imaging

2.1.2          Non-invasive Virtual Diagnostic Radiology

2.2       Neurosurgery

2.3       Otolaryngology

2.3.1          3D Virtual Bronchoscopy

2.3.2          3D Virtual Otoscopy

2.3.3          Vestibular Rehabilitation

2.4       Cardiovascular Surgery

2.4.1          3D Stenting Simulation

2.4.2          3D Intravenous Catheterization Training

2.4.3          4D Blood Flow Visualization

2.5       Obstetrics and Gynecology

2.6       Orthopedic Surgery

2.6.1          Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

2.7       General Surgery

2.7.1          Surgical / Medical and Dental Procedure Training

2.7.2          Anatomically Keyed Displays with Real-time Data Fusion

2.7.3          Micromanipulation

2.7.4          Telesurgery

2.8       Oncology

2.8.1          Radiation Treatment Planning

2.9       Research and Development

2.9.1          Academic Programs

2.9.2          Commercial R&D

2.9.3          Military and Government Programs


Section 3:        Virtual Reality Systems in Surgical Training

3.1       Surgical Training

3.2       Issues and Trends

3.2.1          Spatial Skills

3.2.2          Perceptual-Motor Skills

3.2.3          Critical Procedures

3.2.4          Spatial Cognition

3.2.5          Representative Tasks

3.3       Clinical Procedures

3.4       Enabling Technologies

3.5       Product Descriptions

3.6       Surgical Training - Market Analysis

3.7       Surgical Training - Competitive Analysis


Section 4:        Diagnostic Virtual Reality Systems

4.1       Interactive 3D Diagnostic Imaging

4.1.1          Issues and Trends

4.1.2          Clinical Procedures

4.1.3          Enabling Technologies

4.1.4          Product Descriptions

4.1.5          3D Diagnostic Imaging - Market Analysis

4.1.6          3D Diagnostic Imaging - Competitive Analysis

4.2       3D Visualization for Telemedicine

4.2.1          Issues and Trends

4.2.2          Clinical Procedures       Teledermatology       Telestroke       Telecardiology

4.2.3          Enabling Technologies

4.2.4          Product Descriptions


Section 5:        Virtual Reality in Surgery

5.1       Pre-Surgical Planning

5.1.1          Issues and Trends

5.1.2          Clinical Procedures

5.1.3          Enabling Technologies

5.1.4          Product Descriptions

5.1.5          Pre-Surgical Planning, Market Analysis

5.1.6          Pre-Surgical Planning - Competitive Analysis

5.2       Computer-Aided Surgery Systems

5.2.1          Issues and Trends

5.2.2          Clinical Procedures

5.2.3          Enabling Technologies

5.2.4          Product Descriptions

5.2.5          Computer-Aided Surgery, Market Analysis

5.2.6          Computer-Aided Surgery - Competitive Analysis

5.3       Telesurgery

5.3.1          Issues and Trends

5.3.2          Clinical Procedures

5.3.3          Enabling Technologies

5.3.4          Product Descriptions

5.3.5          Market and Competitive Analysis


Section 6:        COMPANY PROFILES

6.1       Able Software

6.2       AccuImage Diagnostics -> Merge eFilm

6.3       Aesculap AG / B. Braun

6.4       AnalyzeDirect, Inc.

6.5       Ascension

6.6       Boston Scientific Corporation

6.7       BrainLAB USA Chicago

6.8       Cedara Software

6.9       E-Z-EM, Inc. (AMEX: EZM.A and EZM.B)

6.10     Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. - (A Johnson & Johnson Company)

6.11     Fifth Dimension Technologies (5DT Inc.)

6.12     GE Healthcare

6.13     Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc./Hitachi LTD

6.14     Immersion Corporation/Immersion Medical

6.15     Intuitive Surgical

6.16     Medical Education Technologies, Inc.

6.17     Medtronic and Medtronic Navigation

6.18     Mentice Medical Simulation

6.19     Philips Medical Systems

6.20     Polhemus, Inc.

6.21     Radionics

6.22     Reachin Technologies AB

6.23     Select IT Vest Systems AG

6.24     SensAble Technologies, Inc.

6.25     Shimadzu Ltd.

6.26     Siemens Medical Solutions

6.27     Sintef

6.28     Smith & Nephew, Inc.

6.29     Stryker Endoscopy

6.30     Sun Microsystems, Inc.

6.31     Surgical Science AB

6.32     Toshiba/Toshiba America Medical Systems

6.33     Verefi Technologies

6.34     ViTAL Images, Inc.

6.35     Volume Graphics

6.36     Zimmer Holdings




List of Exhibits


Exhibit 1-1:  A Complete VR system

Exhibit 1-2:  The DataGlove, a VR peripheral

Exhibit 1-3:  Typical Head-Mounted Display

Exhibit 1-4:  A Haptic-Feedback System

Exhibit 1-5:  Multiplanar and Oblique Sectioning

Exhibit 1-6:  3D Graphics Modeling Software

Exhibit 1-7:  3D Graphics Workstations

Exhibit 1-8:  Data Gloves

Exhibit 1-9:  Head and Motion Trackers

Exhibit 1-10:  Head Mounted Displays – Video/Games

Exhibit 1-11:  Head Mounted Displays – Augmented Reality (See Through)

Exhibit 1-12:  Head Mounted Displays – Immersive

Exhibit 1-13:  Second Generation Virtual Reality Systems for Medicine

Exhibit 2-1:  Multimodal Brain Image

Exhibit 2-2:  The Virtual Temporal Bone

Exhibit 2-3:  Virtual Bronchoscopy

Exhibit 2-4:  Images of Lucy 2.6

Exhibit 2-5:  Arthroscopic Knee Simulator

Exhibit 2-6:  The VIA Phantom Limb Pain Relief System

Exhibit 2-7:  Immersion Medical's Flexible Bronchoscopy Simulator

Exhibit 2-8:  The Schaerer-Mayfield ACCISS II™ System

Exhibit 2-9:  Surgical Robot Systems

Exhibit 3-1:  Companies with Surgical Training Products

Exhibit 3-2:  U.S. Market for Surgical Training Systems, 2004-2009

Exhibit 3-3:  U.S. Surgical Training Market 2004, Share by Supplier

Exhinit 4-1:  Cardiac Angiography

Exhibit 4-2:  Companies with Diagnostic VR Products

Exhibit 4-3:  U.S. Market for 3D Diagnostic Imaging Systems, 2004-2009

Exhibit 4-4:  3D Diagnostic Imaging 2004, U.S. Share by Supplier

Exhibit 4-5:  Selected 3D Ultrasound Systems

Exhibit 4-6:  Selected 3D PET Scanners

Exhibit 4-7:  Selected CT Scanners

Exhibit 4-8:  Selected PET/CT Scanners

Exhibit 5-1:  Companies with Presurgical Planning VR Products

Exhibit 5-2:  U.S. Pre-Surgical Planning Systems Market, 2004-2009

Exhibit 5-3:  Pre-Surgical Planning Market 2004, U.S. Share by Supplier

Exhibit 5-4:  Companies with Computer-Aided Surgery Products

Exhibit 5-5:  U.S. Computer-Aided Surgery Systems, 2004-2009

Exhibit 5-6:  Computer-Aided Surgery Market 2004, U.S. Share by Supplier

Exhibit 5-7:  Companies with Enabling Technologies for Telesurgery




The U.S. Market for Virtual Reality in Surgery & Imaging, 2004-2009

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MedMarket Diligence Reports are produced through primary and secondary research. Data is gathered from published sources on products and technologies on the market and under development.  Clinicians and industry representatives are interviewed for their knowledge and insights on product development, market development, clinical practice and trends associated with the evolving use of technologies. Secondary data is used to corroborate and support assessments and projections.  Reports are written and researched by industry insiders, whose familiarity with the companies, industry dynamics and other marketplace specifics facilitate the research process and ensure high quality and thorough reports.


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