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Team developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

Oct. 12, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure.

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Reporter


New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

Jul. 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Vanderbilt University’s Michael Miga and his team have published the potential solution.

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Engineering and Technology Healthcare Solutions releases Research Strategic Plan


New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.

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Reporter


Mayor appoints faculty, staff representatives to Metro boards

Jul. 19, 2016—Mayoral appointments to Metro Nashville boards, committees and councils in recent weeks have included numerous representatives of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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myVU myVU News releases


Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering.

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Engineering and Technology myVU myVU News releases Reporter Research Strategic Plan Trans-institutional Programs


Two Vanderbilt projects showcased at SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO

Jun. 12, 2014—Two Vanderbilt engineers participated in the SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO in Washington D.C.

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Engineering and Technology releases Research


ViSE grant builds prototypes, encourages innovation

Dec. 12, 2013—What if there was a program that connected surgeons, physicians, nursing staff and other medical care providers with a team of the nation’s top engineers? What if that program enabled the transfer of innovative ideas to working prototypes – financially and developmentally? Fortunately for the Vanderbilt community, there is. Established in the fall of 2012,...

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Second annual Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session Dec. 11

Nov. 19, 2013—Neurosurgery innovator and pioneer L. Nelson Hopkins will present “Innovations in Vascular Care” at the second annual Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session, scheduled for 4–7 p.m. Dec. 11 in Light Hall, Room 208. The event is hosted by the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) and the Department of Surgery Research...

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Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots

Aug. 8, 2013—Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University.

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Engineering and Technology Healthcare Solutions Research Strategic Plan Trans-institutional Programs


Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Apr. 8, 2013—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Neurological Surgery, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors.

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Engineering and Technology External Story Research


High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Mar. 5, 2013—Longtime cochlear implant users are reporting such dramatic improvements in their hearing, thanks to new image-guided programming methods developed by Vanderbilt University researchers.

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Engineering and Technology releases Reporter


NSF grant accelerates development of medical capsule robots

Dec. 6, 2012—Four Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new tools, including a web-based modeling and simulation infrastructure, intended to help speed up the development of miniature medical capsule robots.

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Engineering and Technology External Story myVU Research


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