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Intraoperative Findings in Brain Tumor Surgery

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Intraoperative ultrasound has been used for brain tumor surgery since more than 30 years now. In glioma surgery, taking into account the latest advances in ultrasound technology and its integration in a neuronavigation system intraoperative ultrasound is absolutely competitive with more recent imaging or visualization tools like 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence and intraoperative MRI. Intraoperative ultrasound allows for precise tumor depiction and intraoperative orientation in various indications. The actual chapter provides information about typical indications for intraoperative ultrasound in brain tumor surgery. It provides a guide for typical transducers and describes the depiction of intracranial lesions in B-mode ultrasound. During the course of resection, intraoperative ultrasound is prone to artifacts. Thus, a description of the most typical artifacts in intracranial surgery and a practical guide how optimize image quality and to avoid artifacts is given in this chapter.

Keywords

  • Array Transducer
  • Ultrasound Transducer
  • Linear Array Transducer
  • Resection Cavity
  • Brain Shift

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Coburger, J., König, R.W. (2016). Intraoperative Findings in Brain Tumor Surgery. In: Prada, F., Solbiati, L., Martegani, A., DiMeco, F. (eds) Intraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) in Neurosurgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25268-1_5

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