Surgeons across Canada will soon have a new tool that will lead to better outcomes for patients undergoing brain surgery. The Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, was at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University to open one of seven new virtual reality neurosurgery training centres that will be set up across the country.

Photo: The Neuro

“Our government is investing in science and technology to create jobs, improve Canadians’ quality of life, and strengthen the economy,” said Minister Goodyear. “This new centre will help doctors refine surgical techniques. It will reinforce Montréal’s status as a world-leading centre for medical research and provide opportunities to export made-in-Canada technology to hospitals worldwide.”

The new Neurosurgical Simulation Centre will accelerate medical training, and allow surgeons to hone their skills and improve patient care by practicing procedures on a virtual brain. The Centre features world-leading technology developed by the National Research Council that was developed in collaboration with surgeons at The Neuro.

Read the complete McGill press release.

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