Neuronavigation technology allows surgeons to see the internal regions of the brain on a special monitor during surgery. This helps the surgeon avoid damaging nearby healthy tissues, vessels and nerves. In this way, surgeons can localize brain tumors and perform biopsies without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
Neuronavigation technology analyzes CT scan or MRI results, using them to map out such internal regions of the brain as tissue, nerves and vessels.
Patients can benefit from neuronavigational surgery in many ways. For example, the surgeon no longer has to make a large cut in the patient's skull to perform surgery, and the surgery is much quicker than traditional brain surgery. The patient can also recover much more quickly.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospital offers neuronavigation technology services:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013