Integration of Neurosurgical Image Guidance and an Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Scanner: The University Hospitals of Cleveland Experience

Robert J. Maciunas, David Dean, Jonathan Lewin, Warren R. Selman, Robert A. Ratcheson

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Background: Intraoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been employed as an alternative to image guidance using preoperative images. We integrated both systems to evaluate their clinical use. Methods: The BrainLAB VectorVision™ system was integrated in an intraoperative Siemens Open Viva 0.2-tesla MR system. Clinical experience was assessed. Results: Patterns of intraoperative imaging emerged, and benefit was seen in registering preoperative and intraoperative images. Conclusions: This integrated system has clinically observed effects on imaging, navigation, and surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003



  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Image guidance
  • Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgical navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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