WHBF-TV CBS 4 News – New Technology for Brain Surgery Residents – Ines Ferre

 – February 5, 2013  –– 

There is a new technology that is helping brain surgery residents improve their skills before they practice on patients. “The machine actually simulates the sounds, the feelings, the actual tactile feedback that you'd get if you're actually standing there in the operating room, said Dr. Jonathan Rasoli, First Year Resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the first in the U.S. to use the neurotouch simulator. Its 3d software and handheld controls closely mimic actual brain surgeries, allowing residents to practice procedures before they perform them on patients. “I think it has tremendous potential to improve and potentially revolutionize how we train and prepare for surgeries,” said Dr. Joshua Bederson, Chair of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Dr. Joshua Bederson, Professor & Chair, Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Dr. Jonathan Rasoli, First Year Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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