Saving lives through neonatal art
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Surgeons must perfect their technique before attempting high-risk procedures on fetuses in the womb and on newborns. Practice on life-like models is key. OCAD’s Francis LeBouthillier and Mount Sinai Hospital have partnered to create a series of accurate and responsive fetal models that simulate the complexity of developing bodies and fetal abnormalities.

These models give surgeons the visual and tactile information they need, allowing them to practice required procedures in utero, saving many babies’ lives.

Neonatal Art

OCAD’s Francis LeBouthillier designs accurate and responsive fetal models that simulate the complexity of developing bodies and fetal abnormalities.

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