Recent advances in surgical technology--open MRI and "real-time" navigation

Yoshihiro Muragaki, Makoto Hashizume

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Many advances of neurosurgery had been achieved about diagnostic and operative tools such as CT scan, MRI, stereotaxy, and microscope, in 20th century. However, intraoperative diagnostic tools are not sufficient for providing solid data. So we developed new operating system for 21st century (Intelligent Operating Theater: IOT). The IOT has an open MRI machine for intraoperative MR imaging that provides objective anatomical data and the "real-time" navigation updated with iMRI that navigates surgeons to the target area. The IOT has contributed to the improvement of the resection rate in brain tumor cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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