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Virtual and Augmented Reality
are being used in some of the following ways in the medical field:
Medical Practice: These
technologies allow surgeons to practice virtually using 3D visualizations of
the patient's CT/MRI scans, thus allowing for a more customized experience.
They are also being used to aid exposure therapy in people with Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder and phobias.
Students can learn about anatomy and molecular biology by immersing
themselves in virtual environments.
Virtual and Mixed
Reality for Medical Education from the Cleveland Clinic