Abstract

The purpose of this project is to increase accessibility to safe surgical practices by educating medical professionals on the complex topic of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). Working in collaboration with content advisor and neurosurgeon Dr. Wenya Linda Bi and her neuromonitoring team, Mitali Bose, CNIM, and Matthew Toczylowski, CNIM, an online, interactive training module has been developed and hosted on the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Skull Base Laboratory website. The training module covers various monitoring modalities, safety techniques, electrode setups, and clinical applications through a series of 2D illustrations and 3D interactive Sketchfab models. A total of five interactive models and fifty-eight color illustrations were created. Four interactive models and thirty-four illustrations are currently available on the website. In addition, unlabeled illustrations and photographs of electrode types are also used in the main content page and in the quiz. Reference materials for this project included weekly Zoom meetings with Dr. Bi and Mitali Bose, presentations and symposia, articles, and an in-person visit to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Supplementary courses at RIT were also taken for additional background research. The goal of this project is to equip medical professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct IONM procedures safely and effectively, which in turn can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Publication Date

12-4-2023

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Medical Illustration(MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

Medical Illustration

College

College of Health Sciences and Technology

Advisor

James A. Perkins

Advisor/Committee Member

Wenya Linda Bi

Advisor/Committee Member

Craig Foster

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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