May 3, 2018

Augmented reality lab combines math, engineering to change brain-cancer outcomes

By Karl Oestreich

Arizona Daily Star
by Joan Magtibay, Cronkite News

Imagine you’ve just been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and need surgery. Instead of looking at shadowy black and white 2-D images Arizona Daily Star Newspaper Logoyou can’t decipher, you put on goggles and “walk through” the cancer using augmented reality. As a result, you can better grasp your disease, said Dr. Matthew Welz, a neurological surgeon at Mayo Clinic Arizona. “They feel a lot more comfortable going into surgery with this,” Welz said of patients.

Reach: The Arizona Daily Star is a morning daily newspaper that serves Tucson and surrounding districts of southern Arizona with more than 61,000 daily readers. Its website receive more than 4.3 million unique visitors each month.

Context: The Precision Neurotherapeutics Innovation Program is a dynamic collaboration between the Mathematical Neuro-Oncology Laboratory led by Kristin Swanson, Ph.D. and the Neurosurgery Innovation Laboratory led by Bernard Bendok, M.D. at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

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