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Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2003;80(1-4):136-9.

Integration of neurosurgical image guidance and an intraoperative magnetic resonance scanner. The University Hospitals of Cleveland experience.

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Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University Medical School of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5000, USA. rmaciunas@epilepsyuhc.neurohub.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Intraoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been employed as an alternative to image guidance using preoperative images. We integrated both systems to evaluate their clinical use.

METHODS:

The BrainLAB VectorVision system was integrated in an intraoperative Siemens Open Viva 0.2-tesla MR system. Clinical experience was assessed.

RESULTS:

Patterns of intraoperative imaging emerged, and benefit was seen in registering preoperative and intraoperative images.

CONCLUSIONS:

This integrated system has clinically observed effects on imaging, navigation, and surgery.

PMID:
14745223
DOI:
10.1159/000075174
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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