Multimodal guidance in neurosurgery
A new MRI camera will be up-and running in the end of 2019 (3T MAGNETOM Skyra, Siemens,) and placed next to a new neurosurgical operating room, at the neurointensive care unit at the Department of Neurosurgery, Linköping University Hospital. It will be used for intraoperative investigations of the tumor border during resection, biopsies and for imaging of the brain blood flow during neurointensive care. Novel MRI protocols and fiber-optic systems will be translated for integration with iMRI in the neurosurgical setting. The project is grounded on existing expertise neuroengineering, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, MR-physics and medical imaging.