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National Institutes of Health Awards Kitware Over $600,000 to Develop Advancements in Neurosurgical Simulation
Date:3/14/2010

Kitware, a company that builds open source platforms and develops advanced research solutions, has received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $600,000 to focus research efforts on developing approach-specific, multi-GPU, multi-tool, high-realism neurosurgery simulation. The goal of the research is to work towards an interactive simulator that replicates future neurosurgery cases of young surgeons, enabling hospitals faced with compressed intern schedules to accelerate training and improve skills.

Clifton Park, NY (Vocus) March 14, 2010 -- Kitware, a company that builds open source platforms and develops advanced research solutions, has received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $600,000 to focus research efforts on developing approach-specific, multi-GPU, multi-tool, high-realism neurosurgery simulation. The goal of the research is to work towards an interactive simulator that replicates future neurosurgery cases of young surgeons, enabling hospitals faced with compressed intern schedules to accelerate training and improve skills.

“Simulation has made limited inroads in neurosurgery despite its proven advantages over traditional surgical training,” said Dr. Michel Audette, R&D Engineer at Kitware. “Our objective is to empower the neurosurgical field with simulation training methods that directly correlate to better, more accurate patient care.”

Kitware has developed a variety of applications and toolkits to support the analysis and visualization of complex biological systems. As leaders in the field of image analysis, registration and segmentation Kitware offers GPU-based methods for data display, volume rendering, image processing and advanced interactive. As a participant in large-scale research initiatives such as the NIH US National Center for Biom
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