CBS News - "Simulator Helps Students Practice Brain Surgery"

 – February 5, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

A new technology 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, a first-year resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai is the first school in the U.S. to use the neurotouch simulator. Its 3D software and handheld controls closely mimic actual brain surgeries. "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. Learn more