Fast Company - Surgeons Get a "Flight Simulator" for Brain Surgery-Neal Ungerleider

 – October 1, 2013  –– 

Surgeons at Mount Sinai Health System will begin prepping for brain surgery with a computer simulation that bills itself as a "flight simulator" for difficult clinical procedures. Surgical Theater's main product is a computerized surgery rehearsal system which transforms patients' MRI and CT scans into fully immersive simulations. "At Mount Sinai we're committed to using the most advanced technology, science and engineering for the benefit of our patients. Using tools like the Surgical Rehearsal Platform in our patient care helps us keep that commitment," said neurosurgery chair Joshua B. Bederson, MD. "We anticipate using this technology will support our mission to provide outstanding quality of care to our patients and will provide long-term risk reduction and efficiency improvement, both key in helping hospitals provide high quality and cost-effective care."
-Dr. Joshua Bederson, Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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