Posted: May 26, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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At St Mary’s Hospital in London, surgeon Aimee Di Marco is about to cut up a body. There will be no blood, no need for a scalpel or other medical instruments, and afterwards she will be able to place the organs back in the body, reattach the bones and blood vessels, and put the skin back on. The body in question is a virtual one, appearing on a touchscreen “operating table”. It could represent the future for both teaching would-be doctors about anatomy and preparing for real-life operations. Imperial College, the partner to St Mary’s Hospital, purchased the table at a cost of £60,000 nine months ago. It is the first of its kind in Europe. (via BBC News – Virtual patient under the knife on hi-tech operating table)

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