MRI Guided Brain Tumor at World Class Hospital in India

We specialize in offering MRI Guided Brain Tumor Surgery with the help of highly experienced professionals. This surgery requires highly advanced MRI technology for its execution. Our experts provide highly specialized surgeries to operate severe brain tumors. Further, the world-class amenities at the hospitals ensure that every possible help is provided to the patients to recover faster.

Advanced imaging technique now developed to enable Neurosurgeons with intra-operative MRI to aid in the removal of complex and hard-to-access brain tumors during surgery. This new technique relies on a powerful computer system, which assists the surgeon in precisely localizing a lesion, in planning each step of the procedure on the computer screen, and in calculating the ideal access to the tumour before the operation.

This is particularly useful in reaching a tumour located deep inside the brain, areas traditionally considered to be difficult to reach. During the procedure, the computer tracks instrument movement with an extremely high precision, providing the surgeon with total control inside the brain at all times using “real-time” imaging. The surgeon can also check if the tumor has been removed as planned. This improves the outlook for the patient.

Advantages:

  • Greater precision is provided to the surgeon by integrating the MRI imaging and the operating room navigation to ensure that the complete tumour is removed without damaging any healthy tissues.
  • Real time imaging is possible so the patient does not need to undergo multiple operations to check if the entire tumour has been removed.
  • Focused ultrasound is non-invasive – no incisions, holes in the skull, electrodes in the brain – and therefore has reduced risk for infection, blood clots, and mechanical tissue damage.
  • Precise targeting minimizes damage to non-targeted healthy brain.
  • Treatment can be a complement to drug therapy, enabling enhanced delivery of chemotherapy or immunotherapy into the brain via temporary opening of the blood-brain barrier and/or enhanced permeability of the blood-tumor barrier.
  • Focused ultrasound may potentially induce an anti-tumor immune response.

Advances in Brain Suite Intra-Operative MRI Surgery Suite

Two-room concept enables us to do scan one day before and do detailed planning (in earlier machine patient would need to come inside OT, compromising sterility) as this is in separate but adjoining room.

Latest MR scanner, enabling high-resolution images in as little as 5 minutes, helping saving time and reducing infection.

Ability to perform a complete range of MRI sequences

Digital projection of tumor and nerve fibre tracks onto microscope view

Advanced Pentero microscope with tumor fluorescence capability

“MRI Guided Brain Tumor Surgery” In India

A brain tumor is a group (mass) of abnormal cells that start in the brain. Primary brain tumors can arise from the brain cells, the membranes around the brain, nerves, or glands.

Tumors can directly destroy brain cells. They can also damage cells by producing inflammation, placing pressure on other parts of the brain, and increasing pressure within the skull. The cause of primary brain tumors is unknown. There are many possible risk factors that could play a role.

Advanced imaging technique now developed to enable Neurosurgeons with intra-operative MRI to aid in the removal of complex and hard-to-access brain tumors during surgery. This new technique relies on a powerful computer system, which assists the surgeon in precisely localizing a lesion, in planning each step of the procedure on the computer screen, and in calculating the ideal access to the tumour before the operation.

This is particularly useful in reaching a tumour located deep inside the brain, areas traditionally considered to be difficult to reach. During the procedure, the computer tracks instrument movement with an extremely high precision, providing the surgeon with total control inside the brain at all times using “real-time” imaging. The surgeon can also check if the tumor has been removed as planned. This improves the outlook for the patient.

“BRAIN SUITE” in India – Amongst Very Few Such Facilities WorldWide

It is the most advanced Neuro-Surgical Operating Room with high field MR. This system permits the neurosurgeon to have an MRI study on the patient during surgery, and if tumor has remained which was hidden to the human eye, can be detected by special MRI sequences, and can be targeted using neuro navigation (which works on the same principle as the GPS system).

The Brain Suite has two main parts. There is a high-intensity MRI scanner integrated with an image-guided surgical system. The MRI scanner has a wide-bore opening allowing a patient to lie on his or her side. Previously, tumors that could only be accessed from the side of the skull were not easy to scan. This special MRI system lets doctors repeat scans during the operation to get more accurate information on the location, shape and size of the tumor. This minimizes problems associated with brain tumors shifting during excision.