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Surgery skills aided by virtual body

3rd January 2008

New technology could mean that surgery could be practised by "using a virtual scalpel on a virtual body".

The Digital Design Studio at Glasgow School of Art have developed 3D imaging technology which is based on car design software.

Professor Paul Anderson, from the Glasgow School of Art, said: "Things can start to go wrong, or if they do do something wrong then the patient can start to respond - the health of the patient can change and students will have to react."
 

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