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iCandy: March 2010

IEEE Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that a picture is worth a thousand bytes

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Photo: David Duprey/AP Photo
You’re seeing through the eyes of a surgeon looking at a human bladder invaded by an unidentified growth. But there’s no worry about whether the patient will make it. The scalpel and the tissue from which the growth is being pulled are virtual, generated by the Robotic Surgical Simulator at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, N.Y. The system is being called a “flight simulator for surgeons.”
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