• Congress of Neurological Surgeons / NEUROSURGERY® Publications Launches The Surgeon’s Armamentarium, an Advanced Search Platform

    • Jan 31, 2017

    Schaumburg, Ill, February 1, 2017 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons announces that the much-anticipated search platform, The Surgeon’s Armamentarium, is now live. The Surgeon’s Armamentarium (TSA) transforms legacy and future material pulled from the vast archives of Neurosurgery and OperativeNeurosurgery journals—including hundreds of videos and cases—into a dynamic resource that delivers essential operative content, deconstructed or aggregated according to the needs of the user, in real-time. Users are also able to quickly access compendium collections expertly curated by the editorial board, device and instrumentation documentation, and respected resources such as Rhoton’s Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches and Apuzzo’s Surgery of the Human Cerebrum,

    Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, states “The Surgeon’s Armamentarium will vastly advance the user's utilization of the neurosurgical literature and provides an unmatched resource for the specialty. We’re tremendously excited about its launch."

    Over a year in development, The Surgeon’s Armamentarium is an advanced digital search platform that allows users to receive customized search results that go beyond article-based compilations common on many search platforms. Rather, searches performed using TSA will return granular results. These kind of results are made possible because the content in TSA is sorted and tagged so that it is no longer “article-bound.” Users are able to enter a search term—a medical condition, surgical procedure, complication, or an instrument, for example—and receive customized search results delivered from across the TSA archive. The platform is also web-responsive and can be effectively viewed on all desktop and mobile devices.

    “One of the many transformational capabilities of The Surgeon’s Armamentarium is its ability to precisely find information related to a specific search query across multiple sources simultaneously,” explains Brandon J. Fiedor, MA, managing editor of NEUROSURGERY® Publications. “Users can refine their search results to identify image types, procedure types, points inside a video, and even related instrument types from medical industry through customized filters that are specific to neurosurgery.”

    Access to The Surgeon’s Armamentarium is a CNS member and an individual non-member journal subscriber benefit. Those wishing to access TSA can do so by visiting ons-sa.com. In order to access TSA subscribers will need a free CNS user account. If you are a nonmember subscriber, you may have a CNS account from other activities. Login with that account, use "Forgot Password" or contact the CNS at info@cns.org for your credentials.

    About NEUROSURGERY® Publications

    Neurosurgerythe official journal of the CNS, is your most complete window to the contemporary field of neurosurgery. Members of the Congress and non-member subscribers receive 3,000 pages per year packed with the very latest science, technology, and medicine, not to mention full-text online access to the world's most complete, up-to-the-minute neurosurgery resource. An independent companion publication to NeurosurgeryOperative Neurosurgery: The Surgeon’s Armamentarium features technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. ONS is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. Clinical Neurosurgery is the official compilation of platform presentations from the CNS Annual Meeting. It serves as both the proceedings summary of the Annual Meeting and a peer-reviewed publication that advances scientific exchange among our members.

    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.

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