Better brain surgery, with flight simulation tech


Two Israel Air Force vets are behind the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform that lets neurosurgeons practice for difficult cases.

Better brain surgery, with flight simulation tech

Author
- News on the Net By Israel21c  Wednesday, December 19, 2012
| Print friendly | Email Us

Just as pilots can use flight simulators to practice for difficult missions before setting foot in a plane, now brain surgeons can rehearse challenging microsurgical procedures before making a single incision.

Already in use at US teaching hospitals and soon to be available to practicing neurosurgeons, the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP) neurosurgery simulator generates 3D images from the individual patient’s standard CT and MRI scans. The lifelike preview shows how surgical instruments will interact with the patient’s tissue and how the delicate brain structures will respond.

SRP was developed by former Israel Air Force officers Moty Avisar and Alon Geri, who know a thing or two about the life-or-death importance of practicing in a sophisticated simulated environment.

Three years in the making, the SRP was launched at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in October 2012, where it was selected as a “new technology to watch.” Patent approvals have come through for the technique of turning static medical imagery into a dynamic model.

More…

Disqus Comments





Most Shared CFP stories



What's New On CFP:

  1. Oh no: New Planned Parenthood video includes lovely review of the day’s available body parts
    By Dan Calabrese -- --American Politics
  2. Hillary says her ‘greatest weakness’ is getting frustrated by people who don’t ‘understand’ how righ
    By Robert Laurie -- --American Politics
  3. More “Stimulus” is Not the Answer
    By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- --Canada
  4. Judge blocks release of new Planned Parenthood videos(video)
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  5. GOP debate #1: Issues and answers, or jump on Trump?
    By Heritage Foundation -- --American Politics
  6. No income inequality crisis in Canada when it’s properly measured
    By Fraser Institute -- --Canada
  7. Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I’m away: Grace
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  8. Kenya’s missing billions
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  9. The challenge of mining rare-earth materials outside China
    By American Chemical Society -- --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
  10. How Rich Corporate Elites Are Lobbying Lawmakers to Crush Marriage Advocates
    By Heritage Foundation -- --News Headlines
  11. Figuring out how to make tastier wines using fewer pesticides
    By American Chemical Society -- --Medical News
  12. Planned Parenthood: Serving mankind from dust to dessert
    By Doug Hagmann -- --Cover Story
  13. Toward a safe antiobesity drug that could block fat absorption
    By American Chemical Society -- --Medical News
  14. Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran
    By Arthur Weinreb -- --Cover Story
  15. New Report Confirms Findings of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi
    By Roger Aronoff -- --Cover Story
  16. Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’
    By Dan Calabrese -- --Cover Story
  17. An all-natural sunscreen derived from algae
    By American Chemical Society -- --Medical News
  18. Words we Cannot say in the White House—On Immigration and Terrorists
    By William Kevin Stoos -- --Cover Story
  19. Where the Nanny State is taking the middle class
    By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh -- --Cover Story
  20. Willing to Give Iran Benefit of Doubt? Consider John Kerry’s Scary Answers Before Congress!
    By John Lillpop -- --Cover Story
  21. CCRKBA Lauds Texas’ ‘Pistol Packin’ Pastor’ Who Stopped Burglar
    By CCRKBA -- --Gun Control - Second Amendment
  22. Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry
    By Institute for Energy Research -- --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
  23. McConnell Pledges to Hold Vote on Ending Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Next Week
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  24. Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington
    By Lloyd Marcus -- --American Politics
  25. Work by British artist features in new book
    By Tim Saunders -- --Life-Pets-Gardens-Food
  26. Satanic Statue Comes to Detroit – Is There No Price to Pay?
    By Rev. Michael Bresciani -- --Christianity - Religion
  27. The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance
    By Claudia Rosett -- --World News
  28. New Senate Bill Introduced to Totally De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Senate Will Vote Next Week
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  29. Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner
    By News on the Net -- --News Headlines
  30. Charles Schumer: The Iran Deal and the Banality of Evil
    By Diane Weber Bederman -- --American Politics










Caruba: Professional Writing Services