Technology And Surgery

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Years ago man invented the varies ways to perform different types of surgeries and other procedures by making large incisions, now the man machine aka Robots are taking over these days. Smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and decrease in the cost seems to be the way to go today. These new technology allows a Surgeon to view the surgical site like they never have before, through the virtual world.
Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery to normal everyday activities as well as the benefits for a better clinical outcome. Surgeons and hospitals are... View More »

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While neurosurgeons make the transition to the fMRI – assisted navigation technology, they are continuing to perform brain stimulation to double – check for accuracy. The double – checks have confirmed the technology’s accuracy while suggesting that the technology may make brain stimulation unnecessary for many surgeries in the future.
FMRI scans are performed several days prior to surgery on a 3 Testa scanner. The fMRI scanning takes approximately 75 minutes, about 30 minutes longer than the traditional MRI. Those images

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highlight the location of speech and movement areas and white matter tracts. White - matter tracts are like the electrical connections between different parts of a building.
Dual- imaging techniques are two high-tech imaging tools in the operating room can improve the functional abilities of patients who undergo brain surgery. This technique combines functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor tractography data to outline important areas of the brain function and their connections prior to surgery and then transfer that data to the operating room to track the areas during the actual surgery being performed.
All though the use of combining tractography and functional MRI intraoperatively has been in use for a few years, the preliminary data is very promising because it allows the surgeon to optimize surgical approaches to treating brain tumors to ultimately improve the patient’s ...

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