Image-guided surgery provides more precise targeting, is less invasive, and has improved outcomes when compared with conventional surgical approaches. Imaging is used to plan, monitor progress, and assess results. Because no one modality offers real-time physiological and anatomical information, a wide range of imaging modalities are used at each phase of the surgery. This article will discuss how various modalities are used in image-guided neurosurgery for common brain pathologies.

CT, CyberKnife, Fluorescence, Gamma Knife, Linac, MRI, Optical, PET, PET/CT, Ultrasound
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2017.06.005
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Miner, R.C. (Robert C.). (2017). Clinical Perspective. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jmir.2017.06.005