Navigation Links
New tool to help brain surgeons 1 step closer to operating room
Date:1/10/2013

d an important step in the path to assessing its value in improving patient care.

"This approach could lead to real-time, image-guided surgery without interference with surgical care and without the administration of labeling agents," said Agar, who co-led the study. "Such extensive and detailed information about the tissue was previously unavailable to surgeons and could lead to more precise tumor removal. In addition, having access to a detailed diagnosis on the day of surgery could help the oncologist more efficiently design the course of adjuvant therapy."Dr. Alexandra Golby, director of Image-Guided Neurosurgery in Brigham and Women's Hospital's neurosurgery department and paper co-author, said brain tumors are particularly challenging to remove.

"Tumor tissue within the brain often closely resembles normal brain tissue and may have indistinct boundaries, so it is difficult to determine where the tumor ends and the normal brain tissue begins," said Golby, who also is the clinical co-director of AMIGO. "We want to preserve as much functional brain tissue as possible, especially when a tumor is in a critical area of the brain, like that which supports movement, speaking or vision."

Current surgical methods rely on the surgeon's trained eye with the help of an operating microscope and imaging from scans performed before surgery.

Pathological examination of specimens taken from the brain during surgery provides the most specific information about the tissue and diagnosis of the cancer. However, this examination of frozen sections takes about half an hour, which is too long for it to be useful in examining multiple samples and guiding surgery, said Dr. Sandro Santagata, a pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital who participated in the research.

"The new tool is able - in a matter of seconds - to identify and classify glioma and meningioma tumors and recognize the tumor grade," Santagata said. "It is able to establish
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
ekgardner@purdue.edu
765-494-2081
Purdue University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time
3. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
4. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
5. Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline
6. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
7. Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Football-related catastrophic brain injuries on the rise
10. Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
11. Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New tool to help brain surgeons 1 step closer to operating room
(Date:7/30/2014)... Hawley, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... and have contributed over $8,500 to ensure its protection. ... Resort, presents a check to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy ... Partnership program. The small $2-per-stay donations add up fast, ... future of the Upper Delaware River Region. , The ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... West Orange, NJ. July 30, 2014. A new network ... the NIH Stroke Trials Network (NIH StrokeNet) is ... in the U.S. Despite advances of the last ... Each year, stroke causes death or disability for 795,000 ... the aging of the population. , To accelerate ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 LTC Consumer, an independent, free online ... insurance, features an Instant Quote tool on its website, ... LTC Consumer. Quotes are free and unlimited. , The ... seven areas – including age, gender, and state of residence ... (you don’t need to enter any contact information to get ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 The Institute for ... pleased to announce that Arianna Huffington has joined as a ... the Health Coach Training Program . , Arianna Huffington ... a world-renowned news and blogging site that won a Pulitzer ... of fourteen books and was included on the Forbes “Most ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, ... to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, ... you smell, but also what you think you smell," ... Senses Center in Philadelphia, said in a Monell news ... and fragrances. When we expect that an odor is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pocono Mountain Resort Guests Contribute Over $8500 to Protect Land in 6 Short Months 2Health News:Kessler funded as satellite site for NIH Stroke Trials Network 2Health News:LTC Consumer Launches Online Tool for Getting Instant Long Term Care Insurance Estimates 2Health News:Arianna Huffington Joins Integrative Nutrition as a Guest Speaker 2Health News:Arianna Huffington Joins Integrative Nutrition as a Guest Speaker 3Health News:Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms 2
... News) -- After reviewing more than 50,000 prescriptions for narcotic-containing ... that about 4 percent were given an overdose. ... study found. "Almost one in 10 of the youngest ... the dose that they should have received based on their ...
... media attention on young people being tormented by bullies and cyberbullies, ... The question they may want to ask instead is how can ... to be presented on Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic ... a key role in decreasing the chances that their son or ...
... jarring for a parent or caregiver to look in the ... the backseat free of their safety restraints. A study on ... most children who first unbuckle were age three and under ... motionputting them at a 3.5-fold increased risk for serious injuries. ...
... who care for patients with dementia now have a ... to a pilot study by a team of nurses. ... disease as well as periodontal disease," said Rita A. ... with the mouth. According to Jablonski, assistant professor of ...
... , SATURDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin,s ability to ... levels of fatty acids in the bloodstream, a new study ... a blood thinner for patients at high risk of a ... which plays a role in blood clot formation. It,s ...
... By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, April ... are commonly treated with surgery or surgery plus radiation, and ... about half. Now, researchers report that they have found ... to increase the risk of invasive breast cancers later. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Young Kids' Prescriptions Not Always on the Mark 2Health News:How to raise a child who doesn't bully 2Health News:Little fingers, big trouble: Yale study sheds light on child self-unbuckling 2Health News:Dirty mouths lead to broken hearts 2Health News:Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 PuraMed BioScience ® , Inc., ... (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that ... along with the name,s red and yellow logo. ... name MigraPure ®  going forward. The new ... natural migraine pain reliever will be reintroduced into ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... DUBLIN , July 30, 2014 ... the "Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and ... in-depth study on the current state of the global ... situation. The report provides a basic overview of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Stryker brand ambassadors Fred Funk and Hal ... Tour event near Minneapolis, MN , which begins ... Stryker is the official joint replacement products company of the PGA ... st through Sunday, August 3 rd , fans will be ... destination located in the Pioneer Press Expo tent located near the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Rebrands its Natural Migraine Relief Medication, LipiGesic M 2PuraMed BioScience Rebrands its Natural Migraine Relief Medication, LipiGesic M 3Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report 2014 2Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 2Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 3Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 4Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 5
The Achieva CV brings the power of CMR into routine clinical practice, so you can do more in Cardiovascular MR....
The AutoSet Respond offers ResMeds unique AutoSet algorithm and product quality in a convenient, affordable model. The AutoSet algorithm responds to the patients pressure needs on a breath-by-breath ...
... Spirit is the premium APAP device in ... The AutoSet algorithm responds to the patients ... flow generator stores and reports comprehensive clinical ... AutoSet devices combine integrated humidification and a ...
These products are primarily for use with paediatric patients and for patients with difficult veins....
Medicine Products: