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Image-Guided Neurosurgery

Throughout its history, the field of neurosurgery has been revolutionized by improvements in imaging. From the development of the pneumoencephalogram, to the operating microscope, to cross sectional imaging with CT and later MRI, to stereotaxy and neuronavigation, the ability to visualize the pathology and surrounding neural structures has been the driving factor leading surgical innovation and improved outcomes. The last decade has seen perhaps the greatest impact of imaging in neurosurgery. Several examples include the ubiquitous use of neuronavigation in cranial surgery, the increasing adoption of intra-operative MRI, and the enormous growth of interventional neuroradiology and catheter based interventions. The book will be of interest to neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and radiologists, as well as technical experts in imaging, image analysis, computer science, and biomedical engineering.

Hardbound, 510 Pages

Published: September 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800870-6


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Image-guided Neurosurgery
    Chapter 2: Historical perspectives 
    Chapter 3: Background on imaging 
    Chapter 4: Advanced imaging: fMRI, DTI, PET, MEG  
    Chapter 5: Background on stereotaxis
    Chapter 6: Role of computers and Image processing 
    Chapter 7: Integration into the OR
    Chapter 8: Intra-operative imaging

    Chapter 9: Brain Biopsy
    Chapter 10: Brain tumor resection  
    Chapter 11: Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy   
    Chapter 12: Deep brain stimulation 
    Chapter 13: Spine surgery 
    Chapter 14: Radiosurgery, stereotactic radiotherapy
    Chapter 15: MRI guided Laser hyperthermia
    Chapter 16: Interventional radiology, catheter-based applications
    Chapter 17: Emerging techniques 
    Chapter 18: Robotics


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