Personalised surgical rehearsal with virtual reality simulation to improve efficiency in the operating theatre

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Stephen O’Leary Personal web page
Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema Personal web page

Project Details

The concept of 'rehearsal', although well established in fields such as music, sport, and aviation, is still in its infancy in surgery. While the benefits of surgical rehearsal have long been espoused, no quality evidence has yet emerged to support this paradigm. Surgical rehearsal essentially involves pre-operative practice on simulation models personalised for each patient. Recent advances in automated processing techniques of patient scans, that enable rapid generation of personalised simulation models, have made surgical rehearsal possible. This project will investigate whether patient-specific rehearsal improves efficiency in the operating theatre for temporal bone surgery.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital