Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery

Two doctors is standing in front of a screen where a disection of a brain is visible.

In this SSF-Med-X project magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biomedical optic systems will be used together for combating neurosurgical disorders. Focus is set on brain tumours and brain trauma.

Multimodal guidance in neurosurgery

A new 3T MRI camera is placed next to a new neurosurgical operating room, at the neurointensive care unit, the Department of Neurosurgery, Linköping University Hospital. It will be used for intraoperative investigations of the tumour border during resection, biopsies and for imaging of the brain blood flow in neurointensive care. Novel MRI protocols and fiber-optic systems are developed and translated for integration with the MRI use in the neurosurgical and neurointensive are settings. The project is grounded on existing expertise in neuroengineering, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, MR-physics, and medical imaging.

Participating groups

Neuroengineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT), Linköping University

Department of Neurosurgery, Linköping University Hospital

Lab of Mathematics in Imaging (LMI), Harvard Medical School, USA

Unit of Radiological Sciences, Linköping University

Experimental Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology



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