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Translating the simulation of procedural drilling techniques for interactive neurosurgical training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24051887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Through previous efforts we have developed a fully virtual environment to provide procedural training of otologic surgical technique. The virtual environment is based on high-resolution volumetric data of the regional anatomy. These volumetric data help drive an interactive multisensory, ie, visual (stereo), aural (stereo), and tactile, simulation environment. Subsequently, we have extended our efforts to support the training of neurosurgical procedural technique as part of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons simulation initiative.
OBJECTIVE: To deliberately study the integration of simulation technologies into the neurosurgical curriculum and to determine their efficacy in teaching minimally invasive cranial and skull base approaches.
METHODS: We discuss issues of biofidelity and our methods to provide objective, quantitative and automated assessment for the residents.
RESULTS: We conclude with a discussion of our experiences by reporting preliminary formative pilot studies and proposed approaches to take the simulation to the next level through additional validation studies.
CONCLUSION: We have presented our efforts to translate an otologic simulation environment for use in the neurosurgical curriculum. We have demonstrated the initial proof of principles and define the steps to integrate and validate the system as an adjuvant to the neurosurgical curriculum.
Don Stredney; Ali R Rezai; Daniel M Prevedello; J Bradley Elder; Thomas Kerwin; Bradley Hittle; Gregory J Wiet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  73 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-20     Completed Date:  2014-04-22     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence
Computer Simulation
Cranial Sinuses / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Craniotomy / methods
Educational Measurement
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgery / education*
Neurosurgical Procedures / education*,  methods*
Temporal Bone / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
User-Computer Interface
Grant Support
R01 DC011321/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R01 DC011321001 A1/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS

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