Summary: GE HealthCare and MediView XR Inc. have launched the OmnifyXR Interventional Suite at North Star Vascular and Interventional in Minneapolis, integrating augmented reality to enhance precision in procedures and support remote collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Augmented Reality Features: OmnifyXR uses augmented reality to enhance visualization and precision in medical procedures, providing live imaging and 3D anatomy models.
  2. Workflow Efficiency and Remote Support: The suite supports workflow efficiency with voice control and multiple video streams, and enables remote consultations.
  3. Initial Use and Expansion: Following initial clinical use at North Star Vascular and Interventional, OmnifyXR is planned for wider availability.


GE HealthCare and MediView XR Inc. announce the first installation of the OmnifyXR Interventional Suite at North Star Vascular and Interventional in Minneapolis. This interventional radiology suite features a holographic heads-up display that streams live medical imaging and 3D anatomy models. It supports remote collaboration, enhancing precision in various interventional procedures.

Boosting Visualization and Workflow Efficiency

Interventional radiology is evolving rapidly, using advanced imaging to treat conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease with minimal incisions. Practitioners often encounter challenges such as limited visibility and the need for frequent workspace adjustments. The OmnifyXR is designed to integrate into existing suites and uses augmented reality to improve workflow, visualization, and collaborative care.

Features include:

  • A heads-up display that shows up to four video streams, which can be customized for size, angle, and orientation. It includes voice control for hands-free operation.
  • Enhanced visualization with a 3D model of patient anatomy to aid procedural planning.
  • Remote collaboration capabilities, allowing consultations and support from any location.

Augmented Realty in Interventional Radiology

“The heads-up display and augmented reality capabilities of OmnifyXR, especially the 3D anatomical view offered by the hologram scan, are game-changing and allow for new perspectives into treatment we haven’t seen before,” says Jafar Golzarian, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at North Star Vascular and Interventional. “I’m excited to be on the team performing these first cases and look forward to seeing how this may help improve clinical and operational outcomes for both patients and clinicians.”

“OmnifyXR will change the way I approach my cases,” adds Amin Astani, MD, MBA, an interventional radiology at North Star Vascular and Interventional.”

“With GE HealthCare’s Allia platform, I can create a highly detailed 3D generated model in a matter of minutes without having to remove my sterile gloves to help maintain sterility during the procedure,” Astani says. “Using MediView’s OmnifyXR, I can virtually place this 3D model anywhere in the room—allowing me to walk around it and evaluate it from different angles and perspectives in order to make more informed decisions about the way I approach and navigate my procedures.”

Global Expansion Plans

OmnifyXR, a collaboration between MediView and GE HealthCare, is currently available in the U.S. and is planned for global expansion. It is compatible with GE HealthCare’s interventional X-ray systems.