Intraoperative MRI

What is Intraoperative MRI?

Intraoperative MRI meaning Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a real-time, computer-assisted surgical navigation tool. It allows surgeons to pinpoint the location of tumors and lesions, including those previously considered inoperable. Using intraoperative MRI helps surgeons pinpoint the location of tumors and lesions, which has several benefits: Some tumors previously considered inoperable can be surgically removed. Post-operative treatment, such as radiation and chemotherapy, are more effective when more of the tumor cells have been removed. Patients may be able to go a longer period of time without a tumor recurrence, or may not have a tumor recurrence at all.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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