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What is IVD?

IVD stands for “interactive virtual dissection” — a unique technology developed by Dr. Antonio Bernardo that allows a trainee to study and practice a transpetrosal approach or other cranial base surgical technique in a 3D simulation.
Surgical Innovations Lab - 3D workstations
The Surgical Innovations Laboratory for Skull Base Microneurosurgery features stereoscopy and three-dimensional representation to improve trainees’ conceptual grasp of complex anatomy, and to practice procedures in a safe environment where mistakes do not have dire consequences. To see some of the three-dimensional capabilities of the lab, take a Virtual Tour (Adobe Flash required) or visit the About the Surgical Innovations Lab page.