High-field functional capabilities for magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain tumor resection

Ramu Tummala, Ray M. Chu, Haiying Liu, Charles L. Truwit, Walter A. Hall

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has had a tremendous impact on neurosurgery, particularly for patients with brain tumors. Originally a diagnostic instrument, MRI technology recently has been incorporated into the neurosurgical operative setting. High-field (1.5-Tesla) systems offer imaging resolution and capabilities comparable to a diagnostic MR scanner (e.g., diffusion-weighted imaging, functional MR, MR spectroscopy) but require special adaptation to the operative environment for safety. Intraoperative MR images can guide the neurosurgeon to achieve maximal tumor resection with minimal morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-325
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Neurosurgery
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • High-field MRI
  • Intraoperative imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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