Laser and Imaging in Dermatology Surgery

Many of the engineering methods and tools developed for neurosurgical applications are applicable in other disciplines, including dermatology. Combining advanced intraoperative imaging, surgical planning, and laser guidance allow for precise treatment of dermatological ailments, whether it be a regrettable tattoo or a more serious condition such as skin cancer. Our team is collaborating with BME Read more about Laser and Imaging in Dermatology Surgery[…]

Neurosurgical Hololens Adaptation

Two ambitious surgical residents recently had a proposal for the HoloLens Development Kit accepted by Microsoft. This success inspired a collaboration with Dr. Regis Kopper in the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment. Together, our team is exploring new applications for augmented reality in neurosurgery – stay posted for updates. Congratulations to Shervin Rahimpour and Andrew Cutler for a Read more about Neurosurgical Hololens Adaptation[…]

A Device for Nonlinear Surgical Access

Decades of using rigid tooling has trained surgeons to plan for the linear surgical approach. Our team is attempting to provide alternatives to surgeons such that they can comfortably take the less-invasive, nonlinear trajectory. Based on Dr. Codd’s experience in concentric tube robotics, we have set the ventricles as our design space with the overall goal Read more about A Device for Nonlinear Surgical Access[…]

Automated Tumor Resection

A rift is opening between a surgeon’s improving ability to perceive minute details through increasingly-higher-resolution imaging modalities and the relatively-unchanging accuracy of delivering surgical action. In order to take advantage of small-scale perception, advances in instrumentation must allow for tissue removal at similar levels of precision. Consequently, laser technology has begun to make inroads into Read more about Automated Tumor Resection[…]