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2012-07-05 10:47:16

New research has shown that surgical residents who received structured training in a simulated environment perform significantly better when they start operating on patients. The results of the study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital were so convincing that the University of Toronto implemented the training program they developed even before their research was published in the July issue of the Annals of Surgery. "Often surgical residents came to the OR and we didn't know whether...

2011-10-24 16:00:23

Simulation -- like that used for pilot training -- replicates real-life scenarios, improves cardiac surgical training results Residents in cardiac surgery who receive extra training on a take-home simulator do a better job once they get into the operating room, Dr. Buu-Khanh Lam today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Lam and a multidisciplinary surgical team developed a kit —...

2011-04-21 07:49:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A preliminary report suggests that virtual nasal surgery has the promise of being a prolific tool that could allow surgeons to carry out tailored and individualized nasal surgery via computer simulation techniques. Nasal obstruction is more often than not the cause of a deviated septum (a condition in which the partition between the two sides of the nose is off-center or crooked, making breathing difficult) or by enlarged tissues (turbinates) within the nose. Two...

2011-04-18 22:26:11

A preliminary report suggests that virtual nasal surgery has the potential to be a productive tool that may enable surgeons to perform personalized nasal surgery using computer simulation techniques, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September print issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by a deviated septum (a condition in which the partition between the two sides of the nose is...

2011-03-22 12:31:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SimQuest LLC, a leading developer of technology-assisted education and training, has developed the first platform for open-incision surgical simulation, which will enable surgeons to practice open surgical techniques with no risk to patients. The platform will allow surgeons to practice their skills in an environment that allows for errors and provide objective feedback on performance. This is an important step forward in surgical...

2011-02-03 09:27:00

LEUVEN, Belgium, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ - After an extensive period of beta testing involving renowned hospitals and doctors, Materialise is proud to launch SurgiCase Connect 1.0, the next revolution in virtual surgery planning, 3D model generation, and surgical guide design. SurgiCase Connect is an interactive tool which plays an essential role in Materialise's solution for orthopaedic surgeons, SurgiCase Orthopaedics. It has already proven invaluable to many hand and wrist surgeons...

2010-11-15 15:04:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. has initiated a clinical study to assess the value of Explorer(TM), its image-guided surgical platform, in minimally invasive liver resections and ablations. Clinical sites participating in the study include: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through a few small...


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