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Study explores image guidance based on MRI for spinal interstitial laser thermotherapy

June 15, 2017

Results from this study demonstrated image guidance based on MRI for laser interstitial thermotherapy of a spinal metastasis was viable.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed 13 patients who underwent implantation of 47 laser catheters with image guidance based on intraoperative MRI during spinal laser interstitial thermotherapy. Investigators measured discrepancy in millimeters between trajectories of the predicted placement to the actual placement to assess the accuracy of the image guidance. The median changes in thickness of the epidural tumor and change in the epidural spinal cord classification were also assessed.

Optical topographic imaging seen as efficient, accurate navigation technique for cervical spine

May 18, 2017
According to a presentation from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, optical topographic imaging is an efficient, novel…
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Study supports utility of 3-D printing for planning of complex spinal surgery

May 15, 2017
Investigators of this case report highlighted the use of 3-D printing for the development of customized prostheses and surgical planning, and noted the technology can…
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For the OLIF approach, MRI evidence indicates lower lumbar segmental arteries traverse the intervertebral disc

April 17, 2017
Investigators of this study found segmental arteries in the lower lumbar spine level of L4 -L5 can exist in the surgical field of the oblique lateral interbody fusion…
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