3T Intraoperative MRI Revolutionary Technology in Brain Surgery

Understanding an Intraoperative MRI

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI utilizes a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed pictures of the inside of your body using computer software.

Traditionally the patient underwent an MRI scan before the surgery and based on these images the surgery is performed and later the patient is again transferred to the MRI room to reconfirm if the surgery was performed as planned. In case any abnormality is found the patient is subject to another surgery to correct the abnormality. This cycle might repeat a couple of-of times.

Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery

Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging or IMRI is used by the neurosurgeons to visualize the patient’s brain during surgery without the need to move the patient out of the operation theater.

This cutting-edge technology helps to create accurate pictures of the brain that guide the neurosurgeons to remove tumors of the brain and other abnormalities during operation in a single setting.

Advantages of Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery

Though doctors use imaging tests to plan brain surgery, real-time images created with Intraoperative MRI are crucial to:

  1. Identify abnormalities if there is brain shift. The brain often shifts during a surgery, which makes pre-surgical imaging inaccurate. Intraoperative MRI gives surgeons the most accurate real-time images of the brain.
  2. Distinguish normal brain tissue from abnormal brain tissue. Differentiating the edges of a brain tumor and separating the normal tissue from abnormal tissue is a difficult task. Intraoperative MRI helps to confirm that the entire brain tumor is removed completely.

How an Intraoperative MRI functions

MRI is especially useful for imaging the brain using radio waves and a magnetic field to create detailed visuals of the tissues and organs in our body.

An Intraoperative MRI is similar to a regular MRI setup, but it is specially re-engineered to be stationed inside the operation theatre itself so that the surgeon can get images as frequently as needed during the surgery

When and how often MRI images are captured during surgery depends on the procedure and the patient’s condition.

Neurosurgical procedures where an Intraoperative MRI might be beneficial

  • Brain tumor
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential tremor
  • Glioma
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors

Intraoperative MRI at Yashoda Hospitals

3T intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is a revolutionary technology for neurosurgery especially for brain tumor surgeries. The most advanced 3t intraoperative MRI helps doctors to do neurosurgeries safely as well as accurately. Yashoda Hospitals is the first hospital in India with a 3t intraoperative MRI.

Yashoda Hospitals surgeons are exclusively using this 3 Tesla intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging for brain tumor treatments. In our hospital, this iMRI is located in the surgery room and is used for pre-surgical mapping as well as during brain surgeries. Which helps our surgeons and other staff by giving quality images of a brain.

3TiMRI is one of the most advanced technology in brain tumor surgical procedure. With this technology, surgeons are able to take the patients brain images right from the surgical table with an assured optimum position. With this real-time surgical corrections additional surgeries are eliminated in many cases.

Right from 2018 to till date the additional sedation or surgeries percentage has been decreased, at the same time patients coming for neurosurgery brain tumor treatment number has gradually increased. This is because of two reasons the first reason is best brain tumor treatment in Hyderabad with advanced 3t intraoperative MRI and the second reason being best 3T MRI brain surgery specialists.

In addition to brain tumor surgical treatment, our consultant doctors also use this iMRI for patient’s functional testing, who is being considered for neurosurgery. After considering, these surgeons create a specific treatment plan for that patient. One can get all these advanced brain tumor treatment at affordable prices only. Raise your request for brain tumor treatment cost at Yashoda Hospitals.

The 3-Tesla MRI is now available in Hyderabad too! plan your medical tour to Yashoda Hospitals for a better and advanced brain surgery using intraoperative MRI.