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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 much 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 the surgery. The iMRI device is placed in a room, next to 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, 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 experienced and skilled neurosurgeons at Apollo Hospitals, operate with the highest degree of micro-surgical precision and standard of excellence, using the minimal invasive approach. The latest technologies coupled with the expertise of our neurosurgeons translates into best clinical outcomes for patients suffering from brain and spine disorders.

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


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.

The Robotic Spine (Mazor) System, ensures improved surgical accuracy, smaller incisions, fewer surgical complications, reduced hospitalization and faster recovery. While the O-arm, the surgical imaging system, is an intra-operative 2D/3D imaging system designed to meet the workflow demands of the surgical environment and can be of utility for a variety of procedures of the spine, cranial and Orthopedics.

What are the advantages of this latest technology?

  • Fastest intraoperative 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 of the brain shifting during surgery, which otherwise is difficult to assess and often causes complications post-surgery. It ensures precision in the removal of the entire brain tumor. 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 enables the tumor to relapse in the brain.

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