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Virtual reality gives patients a special pre-surgery 'tour'

Clip: 01/10/2019 | 6m 44s

Over the past year, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has been pioneering a virtual reality technology that enables pediatric patients, and their parents, to “tour” their brains before surgery. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how this 3-D platform may help young patients with epilepsy and brain tumors reduce their fears and anxieties before surgery, and maybe even yield an "epiphany."

Aired: 01/10/19

Rating: NR

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