3-D Imaging Might Make Some Surgeries Safer

French doctors used virtual model to help them navigate patient's neck during operation

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In these cases, Diana said, virtual exploration not only helps the surgeon avoid nerves and blood vessels, but could also make it easier to remove only the cancerous tissue while leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.

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