What is Intraoperative Imaging?

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) provides neurosurgeons with real-time views of the brain during surgery, allowing them to detect abnormal tissues and safely remove brain tumors.

Intraoperative imaging allows neurosurgeons to operate more precisely during surgery. This often eliminates the need for some patients to undergo a second operation. It also reduces the possibility of surgical complications. Intraoperative imaging is used by neurosurgeons to determine whether the tumor has been completely removed. If the iMRI reveals any remaining tumor, they can continue the procedure until they have removed as much of the tumor as possible in the safest way possible.

Technology is more complex than ever before, and it can be difficult to keep up with the rate at which new solutions are introduced in hospitals on a daily basis. Intraoperative imaging in neurosurgery is gaining traction as a critical tool for more precise and effective surgeries, improving patient outcomes while improving workflows and efficiencies that affect healthcare professionals both inside and outside the operating room (OR). Not least among those impacted by these developments are healthcare technology management professionals who are in charge of the equipment throughout its lifespan.

Intraoperative MRI allows surgeons to remove some brain tumors more completely. As a result, iMRI has become the gold standard for many operations to remove certain brain tumors. Here are some of the advantages: 

  1. Locate abnormalities if the brain has shifted: The brain frequently shifts during surgery, pre-surgical imaging is not always precise. Imaging with iMRI during surgery assists surgeons in providing the most accurate information.
  2. Distinguish abnormal brain tissue from normal brain tissue: It can be difficult to distinguish the edges of a brain tumor and to distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue. Imaging with an iMRI during surgery helps confirm that the entire brain tumor was successfully removed.
  3. Protect critical structures: A minimally invasive procedure known as laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) allows surgeons to treat epilepsy by heating tissue and rendering it inactive, disrupting the flow of seizures. Surgeons can also keep temperatures low enough to avoid injury during the procedure by using iMRI to monitor brain temperature. Surgeons can use MR-guided ultrasound to focus ultrasound energy on areas of the brain that cause epilepsy without performing surgery.

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