Winning by a nose at Uni Adelaide

Uni Adelaide experts have supervised training on-line by sinus-surgeons in Japan

Alkis Psaltis and Peter-John Wormald at Uni Adelaide observed three surgeons simulating surgery, using 3D models,  at Hokkaido University, with another 200 observing.

With the operations in real-time Psaltis and Wormald provided feedback on technique.  The surgery used specific software designed for ear, nose and throat experts to show other surgeons how it is done, in this case at ultra-long range.

The other innovation in the event was using digitally printed 3D models with “an almost human-tissue”, feel created from digital images of patient scans by an Adelaide company.

Uni Adelaide reports requests for repeat performances from Europe, the US and South America.