Virtual-reality simulation training of thoracoscopic lobectomy for better surgical education and safer treatment of patients with early stage lung cancer


Katrine Jensen, MD, PhD-student


Lars Konge


Henrik Jessen Hansen

René Horsleben Petersen

Jesper Holst Pedersen


To investigate how to optimally learn complex thoracoscopic procedures and to develop and implement a standardized evidence-based training curriculum for thoracoscopic surgery.


Development and validation of thoracoscopic virtual reality software and a thoracoscopic lobectomy assessment tool. 


Jensen K, Ringsted C, Hansen HJ, Petersen RH, Konge L. Simulation-based training for thoracoscopic lobectomy: A randomized controlled trial: Virtual-reality versus black-box simulation. Surg Endosc Other Interv Tech 2014;28:1821–9. doi:10.1007/s00464-013-3392-7.

Jensen KBjerrum FHansen HJPetersen RHPedersen JHKonge L. A new possibility in thoracoscopic virtual reality simulation training: ​Development and testing of a novel virtual reality simulator for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;21(4):420-6. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv183. Epub 2015 Jul 10.