Conventional visualization methods that depend on two-dimensional (2D) medical images have been fraught with challenges such as difficulty in interpreting the information due to the static nature of the content and lack of availability of volumetric data. To address these limitations, imaging preferences of the medical community are shifting toward technologies that offer improved measurement precision, enhanced depth of imaging structures, shortened scan time, improved clinical productivity, capturing of hard to image anatomical areas and systems that provide higher diagnostic confidence.This research service (RS) highlights the innovations in advanced visualization platforms, including artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems, three-dimensional (3D) imaging, and other technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing.

The report showcases the application of these technologies in areas such as cardiology, neurology, and also for surgical planning and intraoperative procedure assistance. It also discusses the impact of these innovations, funding, drivers and challenges, and future growth opportunities.