Artificial intelligence and augmented reality: transforming urology? | Licari | Uro-Technology Journal

Artificial intelligence and augmented reality: transforming urology?

Leslie Claire Licari, Eugenio Bologna, Francesco Ditonno, Riccardo Autorino


The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the medical field has signaled a transformative shift in urological practice. This mini-review encapsulates the current innovations, challenges, and ethical considerations of AI and AR technologies in urology. AI's potential in urology spans from diagnostic advancements in uro-oncology to predictive modeling in functional urology and urolithiasis, empowering precision medicine with data-driven insights. AR enhances the surgical field with real-time, precision-guided interventions and enriches training through immersive educational experiences. However, the integration of these technologies raises ethical questions around data privacy, potential biases in algorithms, and the impact on the clinician-patient dynamic. Addressing these concerns is essential for a future where AI and AR not only innovate but also align with patient-centered care.

Keyword: AI, AR, technology, 3D models, image-guided surgery


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