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Medical technology will be topic of free program Saturday

Imaging technology and virtual simulations are transforming medicine in countless ways. To highlight some of them, a program is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Teaching Center at the Science and Engineering Quad.

"The Virtual Human: The Next Generation of Medical Images and Simulation," sponsored by the Continuing Studies Program and Stanford University Medical Media and Information Technologies (SUMMIT), is free and open to the public. If possible, register by Nov. 1 by calling (650) 725-2650.

Medical School faculty will discuss and demonstrate their work, which includes three-dimensional imaging simulators that can prepare medical students for clinical examinations.

"SUMMIT has been a pioneer in the involvement of computers in medical education, and their breakthrough work will ultimately affect the medical care of millions of people," said Terry Shtob, associate dean of Continuing Studies. "This is a rare opportunity for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fascinating work."

Event-goers also will have a chance to explore some hands-on exhibits, including StereoProjection, SurgSim, e-Pelvis Simulator and Bronchoscope Simulator, among others.


By John Sanford

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