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Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery

Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery Video
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In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors. Read more.

MRI-Guided Laser Therapy, a Minimally Invasive Brain Cancer Treatment

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Using a novel MRI-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient's brain. This is one of the first times that this FDA-approved laser-based treatment has been performed in California. Dr. Clark Chen explains how this minimally invasive technology helps neurosurgeons preserve healthy brain tissue while allowing treatment of otherwise inoperable tumors.

MRI-Guided Biopsy Aids Brain Cancer Diagnosis, California First

MRI-Guided Biopsy Aids Brain Cancer Diagnosis Video
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Neurosurgeon Clark Chen shares groundbreaking advances in MRI-guided biopsy of brain abnormalities such as glioblastoma. Advanced technologies at UC San Diego Health such as Restriction Spectrum Imaging (RSI), MRI-based stereotactic guidance, and MRI-compatible biopsy needles help neurosurgeons precisely sample abnormal brain tissue with less risk to healthy structures. These advanced imaging approaches ensure that pathologists make a definitive diagnosis based on diseased tissue. Read more.

UC San Diego Neurosurgeon Clark Chen Discusses New MRI Technology To Protect Brain During Surgery

New MRI Technology To Protect Brain During Surgery Video
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Neurosurgeon Clark Chen of UC San Diego Health discusses new technologies that help image the brain to protect vision fibers within the occipital lobe during surgery. His patient, Anthony Chetti, a school teacher, shares his personal story about planning his surgery, the procedure and successful recovery.

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