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Surgical simulations you can bet on
October 23, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A grant from the NSF Accelerating Innovation Research Programs is helping David Fuentes from the MD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.Full Story
Texas Advanced Computing Center
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