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Xavier Intes, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For outstanding contributions to Biophotonics through the development of innovative functional and molecular optical imaging techniques in industry and academia

Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Via Eurek Alert | October 24, 2017

While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.

The study, led by Arun Nemani, MS, a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., evaluated the surgical proficiency of 19 medical students, six of whom practiced cutting tasks on a physical simulator, eight of whom practiced on a virtual simulator, and five of whom had no practice. Study results were presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017.

Study coauthors are Clairice Cooper, MD, and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and Xavier Intes, PhD, and Suvranu De, PhD, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy… Continue reading.

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Xavier Intes, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Xavier Intes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Intes was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to Biophotonics through the development of innovative functional and molecular optical imaging techniques in industry and academia.

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