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Schools collaborate to help students understand brain surgery with 3D printers

Written by David

September 1, 2018

Neuro-Surgeons performing brian surgery. Video AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Training to become a Neuro-Surgeon takes years of work. MCG and Augusta University are collaborating to help those students feel more comfortable with brain surgery. “Our goal is to manufacture models, so our students can do procedures before they do it on patients,” said MCG Neuro-Surgeon, Dr. Cargill Allenye. Dr. Allenye came up with an idea two years ago to switch from textbooks to 3D printed models of the brain for his students. With the help of the education department, students will be able to perform surgeries as if they were actually in the operating room. The education department at AU is helping MCG by 3D models of the brain. “With these, they have a model that you can manipulate and view it from all angles,” explained manager of education technology, Bill Gray. “Whereas a book you’re going to see […]


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