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Surgical Theater and NEUROSURGERY® Publications Partner to Bring Virtual Reality to Operative Neurosurgery
Date:10/5/2018

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is pleased to announce a partnership that will greatly enhance Operative Neurosurgery’s Surgical Video section, which currently includes 2-D and 3-D videos. Surgical Theater and NEUROSURGERY® Publications will partner to bring virtual reality to Operative Neurosurgery. Under this partnership, a select number of surgical videos submitted to the journal will be invited to be transformed by Surgical Theater into a 360° virtual reality fly-through video. Interested parties will have the opportunity to learn more about this initiative at the 2018 CNS Annual Meeting, October 6–10, 2018, in Houston Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

This new partnership is a part of NEUROSURGERY® Publications’ Advanced Media initiative, which seeks to enhance journal content by bringing novel technology to Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery.

“Surgical Theater’s partnership with Operative Neurosurgery grants us the ability to establish the 360° virtual reality fly-through as a new component in peer reviewed surgical cases,” said Moty Avisar, CEO and Co-founder of Surgical Theater. “We look forward to making 360° virtual models a new way to plan, fly-through and share neurosurgery cases. The era of shared experience allowed by virtual and augmented reality devices and 360° models is revolutionary and it is led by the neurosurgery community.”

Surgical Theater, the market leader in virtual and augmented reality-based healthcare services, is the first to combine cutting-edge fighter jet flight simulation technology with a patient’s own anatomy scans. Rendered from comprehensive combined modalities of CT, MRI as well as advanced post processing images such as DTI and BOLD, the 360° virtual reality fly-through is designed to allow surgeons to walk and fly-through a reconstruction of the patient’s own anatomy and pathology. Surgeons literally walk in the space between the white matter tracks and the tumor, being fully immersed in the mental situational awareness of the margin’s assessment. By simply turning their head from side to side, the surgeon can further explore the anatomy and plan the craniotomy, surgical path, trajectory, corridor and the entire surgical strategy.

This innovative, interactive technology provides patient engagement opportunities in the clinic, surgical planning capabilities, and intraoperative visualization & navigation during complex surgical procedures in the operating room. It also serves as a powerful tool for medical education and collaboration. Used in more than 6,000 surgeries to date, surgeons have reported they were able to see structures and anatomic relationships that were not easily detectable in two-dimensional or even three-dimensional tools. By bringing this technology to the pages of Operative Neurosurgery, readers will have the opportunity to experience the nuances of operative anatomical relationships and neurosurgical approaches on an entirely new level.

“As a part of its strategic focus on new and emerging technologies, Operative Neurosurgery is pleased to partner with Surgical Theater to bring virtual reality content to the journal,” said Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku, Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications.

CNS Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to visit the NEUROSURGERY® Publications booth located in the CNS Xperience Lounge in the Exhibit Hall, or may try a product demo at the Surgical Theater booth #1911. Oxford University Press, publisher of Operative Neurosurgery, is located at booth #1000.

All surgical videos submitted to the journal will be eligible for consideration, however those pertaining to operative anatomical relationships and innovative neurosurgical approaches, are of particular interest. Authors of surgical videos selected for this project will be informed in the first decision letter and complete details on how to proceed will be provided at that time. Please refer to this webpage to read further about this partnership and submitting to Operative Neurosurgery.

About Surgical Theater
Surgical Theater, the market leader in virtual and augmented reality healthcare services, is the first to combine cutting-edge fighter jet flight simulation technology with a patient’s own anatomy scans. Rendered from comprehensive combined modalities of CT, MRI as well as advanced post processing images such as DTI and BOLD, the 360° virtual reality fly-through is designed to allow surgeons to walk and fly-through a reconstruction of the patient’s own anatomy and pathology. Surgeons literally walk in the space between the white matter tracks and the tumor, being fully immersed, gaining unprecedented situational awareness and clarity of assessment. By simply turning their head, the surgeon can further explore the anatomy and plan the craniotomy, surgical path, trajectory, corridor, and the entire surgical strategy. Find out more at http://www.SurgicalTheater.net and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SurgicalTheater
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About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.

About NEUROSURGERY® Publications
Neurosurgery, the official journal of the CNS, is your most complete window to the field of contemporary neurosurgery. Members of the Congress and non-member subscribers receive over 2,000 pages per year packed with the very latest science, technology, and medicine, not to mention full-text online access to the world's most complete, up-to-the-minute neurosurgery resource. Operative Neurosurgery features technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. Operative Neurosurgery is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. Clinical Neurosurgery is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. It serves as both the proceedings summary of the Annual Meeting and a peer-reviewed publication that advances scientific exchange among our members.

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