Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Brain surgery to be broadcast live to a UK audience for first time at Dana Centre

25.10.2004


For the first time, the public will have the extraordinary opportunity to observe live brain surgery in a pioneering event at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London, on Thursday 28 October.

Broadcast for the first time to a UK audience, visitors to the Dana Centre will not only watch live surgery, but be able to direct questions to the surgical team in the USA whilst the operation takes place. Live from Brainworks will be broadcast across the Atlantic Ocean from Overlook Hospital, New Jersey where a team of surgeons will be removing a Meningioma (or benign tumour) from a patient.
Live from Brainworks is the second live operation broadcast at the Dana Centre - the UK’s newest venue designed to tackle contemporary and controversial science head on - which pioneered the live broadcast of cardiac bypass surgery earlier this year. The broadcast is in association with the award-winning educational programme developed by Liberty Science Center, New Jersey. The audience at the Dana Centre will watch surgery, whilst a facilitator will be on hand to explain procedures and answer questions.


Projector screens and state-of-the-art telecommunications systems will link the medical professionals in the states with audience members at the Dana Centre throughout the surgery. From how tumours form to whether the brain feels pain, audiences can quiz the medical team as they perform complex neurological surgery. Additionally, medical instruments, machines, and materials used in the approximately two-hour surgery will be available for examination at the Dana Centre.

Dr. Richard Hodosh, who has over 20 years experience as a Neurosurgeon and is Medical Director for the Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital, will be leading the surgery which will take about two hours.

In the event of a complication with the operation, the surgeon is able cut off visuals and sound. “Live from Brainworks offers viewers the unique opportunity to witness actual neurological surgery, as well as ask questions to uncover some of the mysteries of our brains. The surgery will showcase fantastic medical skills and advanced technology including the video feed from the endoscopes,” commented Lisa Jamieson, Programme Developer, Dana Centre.

Why encourage ordinary people to watch surgery? Indeed, why would anyone want to watch? Nancy Butnick, Leader, Program Development Liberty Science Center, will be on-site at the Dana Centre to act as a facilitator.

Butnick explained: “Despite the fact that many people initially express disgust or even fear at the idea of watching surgery, there is in all of us a deep curiosity about our own bodies and how to keep them healthy, and I have found that within moments, audience members are completely absorbed in watching and understanding what is transpiring during the procedure. In fact, out of the over 4,000 people who have watched live surgery here at Liberty Science Center, only two have found it necessary to leave the room!”

Lauren Gildersleve | alfa
Further information:
http://www.nmsi.ac.uk

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht Minimising risks of transplants
22.02.2018 | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

nachricht FAU researchers demonstrate that an oxygen sensor in the body reduces inflammation
22.02.2018 | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Good vibrations feel the force

A group of researchers led by Andrea Cavalleri at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg has demonstrated a new method enabling precise measurements of the interatomic forces that hold crystalline solids together. The paper Probing the Interatomic Potential of Solids by Strong-Field Nonlinear Phononics, published online in Nature, explains how a terahertz-frequency laser pulse can drive very large deformations of the crystal.

By measuring the highly unusual atomic trajectories under extreme electromagnetic transients, the MPSD group could reconstruct how rigid the atomic bonds are...

Im Focus: Developing reliable quantum computers

International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems

Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can’t manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to...

Im Focus: In best circles: First integrated circuit from self-assembled polymer

For the first time, a team of researchers at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, has succeeded in making an integrated circuit (IC) from just a monolayer of a semiconducting polymer via a bottom-up, self-assembly approach.

In the self-assembly process, the semiconducting polymer arranges itself into an ordered monolayer in a transistor. The transistors are binary switches used...

Im Focus: Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect

Breakthrough provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale

Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague), Institute of Physics of the CAS (IP CAS) and Palacký University...

Im Focus: Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.

But today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

2nd International Conference on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs)

15.02.2018 | Event News

Aachen DC Grid Summit 2018

13.02.2018 | Event News

How Global Climate Policy Can Learn from the Energy Transition

12.02.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

A Keen Sense for Molecules

23.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

“Laser Technology Live” at the AKL’18 International Laser Technology Congress in Aachen

23.02.2018 | Trade Fair News

Newly designed molecule binds nitrogen

23.02.2018 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>