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What is the procedure?

The state-of-the-art Brain and Spine Suite is equipped with the advanced intraoperative MRI (iMRI) which is used to acquire an updated and detailed MR image data at virtually any time during the surgery.

Why is it done?

The latest Brain & Spine Suite brings about many times greater precision in the treatment of the most critical, complex and delicate organs of the body - the brain and the spine.

What happens during the procedure?

Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) is used during a surgery. The iMRI device is placed in a room, next to the operating room. Your surgeon may request an iMRI at any point during the surgery and a smooth in-line transfer of patient will be done to acquire a real-time image.

How long will it take?

How long iMRI procedure takes and how often iMRI is done, depends upon your health condition and the procedure performed by your surgeon.

What happens after the procedure?

The sophisticated and patient friendly technology enables accomplishing significantly better clinical outcomes with smaller incisions, minimal blood loss, fewer surgical complications, speedy recovery and reduced hospitalization. It further reduces the need for subsequent surgery.

Apollo expertise in the procedure

The dedicated Brain and Spine Suite, is the only one of its kind, equipped with the advanced Neuro-navigation frame and frameless stereotactic system; Cranial and Spinal complete Endoscopic System; Intra-operative Neuro Physiological Monitor; Intra-Operative Ultrasound; Robotic Spine Mazor system, O-arm surgical imaging system and neuro navigation.

Which of the Apollo hospitals has this facility?

The sophisticated Brain and Spine Suite is available at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

FAQs

What are the features of the Brain and Spine Suite? The newly established dedicated Brain Suite and Spine Suite, is the only one of its kind in this part of the world, equipped with the advanced Neuro-navigation frame and frameless stereotactic system; Cranial and Spinal complete Endoscopic System; Intra-operative Neuro Physiological Monitor; Intra-Operative Ultrasound; Robotic Spine Mazor system, O-arm surgical imaging system and neuro navigation.

What are the advantages of this latest technology?

  • Fastest intra-operative MRI.
  • Excellent quality imaging.
  • An extensive range of neuro applications.
  • Patient friendly technology.

How does Intra-operative MRI (iMRI) help in my treatment?

The Intra-operative MRI (iMRI), which is part of the Brain and Spine Suite, enables real-time images of the brain during surgery. It transmits accurate pictures of the brain that guides the neurosurgeon to remove brain tumors and other abnormalities with greater efficiency during surgery. The real-time images from iMRI can enable the operating surgeon to locate any abnormalities such as the brain by shifting the patient during surgery; which is otherwise difficult to assess and often causes complications post-surgery. It ensures removal of the entire brain tumor, with precision. This becomes critical, as often surgeons have difficulty in distinguishing between normal tissue and tumorous tissue, resulting in the healthy tissue being removed, causing damage to the brain and traces of tumor being left behind, which causes the tumor to relapse in no time.

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