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
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
|Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema||Personal web page|
|Prof Stephen O’Leary||Personal web page|
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
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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Research NodeSurgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
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