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J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Aug;33(8):1499-504. doi: 10.7863/ultra.33.8.1499.

Clinical application of a modern high-definition head-mounted display in sonography.

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Department of Urology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan (H.T., K.K., S.Y., S.H., M.I., Y.N., T.K., J.I., Y.M., N.N., K.S., Y.F.); and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, University Hospital of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.K., N.N.).


Because of the remarkably improved image quality and wearability of modern head-mounted displays, a monitoring system using a head-mounted display rather than a fixed-site monitor for sonographic scanning has the potential to improve the diagnostic performance and lessen the examiner's physical burden during a sonographic examination. In a preclinical setting, 2 head-mounted displays, the HMZ-T2 (Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) and the Wrap1200 (Vuzix Corporation, Rochester, NY), were found to be applicable to sonography. In a clinical setting, the feasibility of the HMZ-T2 was shown by its good image quality and acceptable wearability. This modern device is appropriate for clinical use in sonography.


clinical utility; head-mounted display; high image quality; sonography; wearability

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