I normally do not use this blog to tout the technological advantages of Henry Ford Hospital, despite the many such wonders that we have on the Detroit Campus.
I am breaking that mold to inform you of an exciting new technology at Henry Ford Hospital that is providing neurosurgeons with an amazingly detailed view of brain tumors during surgery.
The Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) scanner – the first and only one in Michigan – makes it possible to safely and effectively navigate the brain to remove the maximum amount of tumor tissue, improving patient outcomes. The iMRI also will aid in the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and neuro-psychiatric disorders.
In the above video clip, neurosurgeon Steven Kalkanis, M.D., director of the Laboratory for Translational Brain Tumor Research at Henry Ford Hospital, discusses the technology behind the iMRI and how it will ultimately benefit our patients.