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Virtual environment for training in microsurgery
Author(s): Kevin N. Montgomery; Michael Stephanides; Joel Brown; Jean-Claude Latombe; Stephen A. Schendel
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Paper Abstract

Microsurgery is a well-established medical field, and involves repair of approximately 1mm vessels and nerves under an operating microscope in order to reattach severed fingers or transfer tissue for reconstruction. Initial skill sin microvascular surgery are usually developed in the animal lab and subsequently in the operating room. Development of these skills typically requires about 6 months of animal based training before additional learning takes place in the operating room.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3639, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349404
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin N. Montgomery, National Biocomputational Ctr. (United States)
Michael Stephanides, National Biocomputational Ctr. (United States)
Joel Brown, National Biocomputational Ctr. (United States)
Jean-Claude Latombe, National Biocomputational Ctr. (United States)
Stephen A. Schendel, National Biocomputational Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3639:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI
Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Scott S. Fisher; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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