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Neurosurgery

The Cerebrovascular Computational Laboratory

We serve as a site for development of novel endovascular devices in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and lesions of the spinal vasculature. The Department’s newest laboratory is a primary site for summer research assistantships and provides medical students and residents with a wide array of computational research including the use of one of the few Dextroscopes in the world. The Dextroscope is a medical imaging device that combines state of the art Virtual Reality technology with real-time volumetric and 3D rendering. The Laboratory has a wide array of research interests including:

We serve as a site for development of novel endovascular devices in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and lesions of the spinal vasculature.

  • Computational fluid dynamics – the supercomputer-aided study of complex blood flow patterns of diseased and normal neurovascular structures.
  • Advanced imaging of cerebrovascular disease – the refinement of CT-angiography, digital subtraction angiography and digital post- processing techniques to aid in the preoperative planning of complex neurovascular lesions.
  • Mathematical models and binary logistic regression in the prediction and decision analysis of aneurysm rupture and the treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
  • Outcome studies in subarachnoid hemorrhage.