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Using virtual reality to “fly through” the brain before surgery

Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.

There's some pretty cool stuff happening at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center: Thanks to a new software system, surgeons and patients are able to preview brain and spine procedures via a fly-through VR video. Voice of America recently dropped by and put together this story.

Previously: "Window into the brain" helps surgeons, patients and trainees and New simulations may guide future brain surgeries
Photo by Paul Sakuma

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