Intraoperative magnetic resonance: the future of surgery

Gluch, Laurence and Walker, David G. (2002) Intraoperative magnetic resonance: the future of surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72 6: 426-436. doi:10.1046/j.1445-2197.2002.02428.x

Author Gluch, Laurence
Walker, David G.
Title Intraoperative magnetic resonance: the future of surgery
Journal name ANZ Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-1433
Publication date 2002-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1046/j.1445-2197.2002.02428.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 72
Issue 6
Start page 426
End page 436
Total pages 11
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) is a new development in medicine that bridges the specialties of surgery and radiology. Deficiencies in the visualization of anatomical architecture and the perception of tumour boundaries in conventional open surgery have led to the integration of imaging within surgery. The superior soft tissue and multiplanar imaging features of magnetic resonance (MR) make this imaging modality superior to that of alternatives. The unique properties of MR to detect heat change and perfusion, and diffusion characteristics of tissue enhance the usefulness of this medium. Concurrent developments in computer aided image guidance and thermoablative technology, herald the era of minimally invasive tumour ablation. Applications have been developed for areas such as neurosurgery, general surgery, gynaecology and urology.
Keyword Brachytherapy
Induced hyperthermia
Interventional radiology
Magnetic resonance imaging
Prostatic neoplasms
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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