Physical and Computational Patient Specific Simulation

This project in the Precision Neurotherapeutics Innovation Program uses images from computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to create a 3D model of a person's unique anatomy and pathology. Physical 3D-printed versions of these models allow neurosurgeons to plan their approach and practice procedures in a simulated setting before the actual surgery. This process improves operative efficiency and safety and leads to better outcomes.