Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery

Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery
Financially supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

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

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.

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

Division of Radiological Sciences, Linköping University

Experimental Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology

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