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Surgical simulations you can bet on
October 23, 2013
A grant from the NSF Accelerating Innovation Research Programs is helping David Fuentes from the MD Anderson Cancer Center improve treatment protocols for laser surgery on the brain. NSF-funded supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center enable Fuentes to simulate bioheat transfer in brain tissue in order to calculate more accurate surgical outcomes.
Texas Advanced Computing Center
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