Feb. 25, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is an interdisciplinary, trans-institutional structure designed to facilitate interactions and exchanges between engineers and physicians. Engineering expertise includes modeling, robotics, imaging, image processing and analysis, devices, system integration, and instrumentation. A significant VISE clinical application has been the development of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted cochlear implant surgery. Other VISE...
Surgical robots developed by Vanderbilt researchers could make radical prostatectomy safer and less invasive
Feb. 10, 2021—Surgery for prostate cancer—the most prevalent cancer in men—soon could no longer require cutting through healthy tissue and nerves. Surgeons instead may work with minuscule robots developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.
Jan. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop a novel, integrative approach to detect early signs of lung cancer. The four-year project builds on a related, recent study that established the value of using three separate measures—structural imaging, a protein marker and information available from electronic health records—to predict lung cancer in...
Jan. 15, 2021—Only 18.67 percent of Wikipedia biographies are about women. The Women of VISE are holding the third annual Women in STEM Wikithon to change that.
Nov. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology Nabil Simaan has been named a top voice in health care robotics by technology discovery platform InsightMonk and market intelligence firm BIS Research.
Nov. 19, 2020—Modernized endoscopic system blends robotics and magnetic coupling to improve medical procedures, starting with colonoscopies.
Nov. 11, 2020—Perfecting MRI images with deep learning, Vanderbilt and VUMC researchers have created a technique that corrects image distortions, which provides more accurate information for researchers, radiologists and neuroscientists to better interpret brain scans. The work by Bennett Landman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and radiology and radiological sciences, and Kurt Schilling, research assistant...
Nov. 10, 2020—Imaging science experts at Vanderbilt develop deep learning tool to remove distortions in MRI images, decreasing patient time in MRI scanner and correcting legacy images used for teaching.
Oct. 14, 2020—Two prototype devices could refine thrombectomy through sensory augmentation.
Aug. 6, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop advanced, patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming.
Aug. 6, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institute of Health to identify surgical techniques that improve vision after macular hole repair.
May. 12, 2020—A collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering demonstrates a simple, low-cost retrofit solution that improves the safety of intubation boxes used while treating COVID-19 patients.