Researchers at Dartmouth have found a way to make back surgery safer, faster and more cost effective.
MRIs and CT scans help surgeons identify spine problems, like compressed vertebrae or herniated disks, but finding a clear path to those problem areas is not always as straightforward. Tissue and bone not only stand in the way, they can also move during spinal surgery, rendering a CT scan taken prior to surgery much less accurate.
To solve this problem, Dartmouth professors from Thayer School of Engineering and Geisel School of Medicine developed a 3-dimensional, real-time optical tracking system to guide back surgeons as they operate, like a Google Maps for the body, according to findings published in the journal Operative Neurosurgery… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Keith D. Paulsen, Ph.D., Robert A. Pritzker Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Paulsen was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For significant research and translational contributions to computational methods in imaging and image-guidance to diagnosis and treat cancers..