SBU Medical Center Simulator To Impact Research & Treatment of Stroke
On Dec. 17, 2010, Stony Brook University unveiled its new, one-of-a-kind neuroendovascular simulator that recreates vasculature in the brain, to demonstrate scenarios of damaged vessels from cerebrovascular events, including scenarios of damaged vessels from acute stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular anomalies.
Affectionately known in the lab as “Headley,” the simulator will profoundly impact research, teaching, diagnosis and treatment of neurovascular disease. The simulator was co-invented by B. Barry Lieber, PhD, a nationally-recognized biomedical engineer and one of the world’s foremost authorities on brain vasculature and Director of the Cerebrovascular Research Center at SBUMC.
The simulator is supported by the most sophisticated imaging technology and the only robotically powered multi-axis angiography imaging technology on the east coast dedicated solely to research known as the Artis zeego
This new technology was introduced during a celebration of Stony Brook University Medical Center’s new and expanded Cerebrovascular Center and Cerebrovascular Research Center for acute stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular anomalies.
Stroke is the number three cause of death behind heart attack and cancer in the U.S. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke and every four minutes, someone dies of one. By providing complete patient care for stroke and other patients who experience potentially deadly cerebrovascular events, SBUMC’s expanded Cerebrovascular Center and new research arm pave the way for leading care and cutting-edge research on stroke, brain aneurysms, AVM, and other cerebrovascular anomalies.