This will involve application of MSI technology for surgical planning and surgical training. All surgical specialties will be considered including general surgery, urology, ob/gyn, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic and podiatric surgery. For surgical planning, MSI will be used to help surgeons plan for complex operations based on patient specific image data and models. For surgical training, patient specific as well as other kinds of models are used to train psychomotor and cognitive skills. This involves the development of highly immersive interactive environments where the trainee can interact with the computer generated models using his/her sense of vision as well as touch. Typical research issues are related to real time computing, tissue modeling and robotic interface design.

Example Projects- Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Surgery