Digital Holographic Imaging the Future of Radiology: A Review Article

Mustafa Z. Mahmoud, Hatem A. Alonazi, Moram A. Fagiry, Batil Alonazi, Salem Saeed Alghamdi, Rowa Aljondi, Mahasin G. Hassan


International Journal of Biomedicine. 2020;10(3):206-210.
DOI: 10.21103/Article10(3)_RA4
Originally published September 10, 2020


The potential that digital holographic imaging (DHI) holds in the future of radiology in 3D will undoubtedly lead to revolutionizing the guidance of minimally invasive surgical and percutaneous procedures, which are currently being performed using 2D and/or 3D images displayed on flat screens. This review will update the reader on the definition and processes of digital holography, holographic applications in radiology, limitations of holography and DHI and their significance in the future of radiology. Furthermore, the review elaborates upon the many open questions on how to exploit DHI fully in radiological practice.

augmented reality • digital holographic imaging • picture archiving and communication system • radiology • virtual reality

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Received June 6, 2020.
Accepted July 17, 2020.
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