Robarts Research Institute Chooses SGI Technology to Enable Advanced Medical Simulation for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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To further its mission to minimize invasive surgery Robarts Research Institute, Canada’s only independent center for medical research, recently installed high-performance visualization technology from Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) as well as SGI(R) InfiniteStorage and Visual Area Networking systems. For minimally invasive surgery simulation and modeling Robarts focuses on brain, prostate, breast and heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures decrease trauma to the patient and thereby reduce recovery time, serious complications or death, the length of hospital stays and the total cost of surgery. In addition to the installed Silicon Graphics Prism(TM) visualization system, Robarts has just purchased an SGI(R) Altix(R) high-performance computing system to complement its research in image-guided surgery and therapy, including the treatment and surgery for cancer.

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