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Breakthroughs - Summer 2008

Breakthroughs

Stereotactic Radiosurgery


BrainThe Gamma Knife radiosurgery system uses targeted beams of radiation to treat brain tumors and abnormalities with surgical precision but no incision. The latest upgrade to the device – in use since April – offers reduced treatment times and the ability to deliver radiation to a broader area, including tumors in the skull base.

 

3-D Biopsy System

Prostate
A preliminary study led by Washington University urologists at the Siteman Cancer Center shows this new ultrasound technology increases the accuracy of prostate biopsy. A stationary probe improves patient comfort and – for the first time – provides 3-D images of the prostate gland. It also guides surgeons in obtaining tissue samples from all areas of the gland.

O-Arm Scanner

Spine
Rather than using a traditional X-ray with a postoperative CT scan, surgeons can now view the surgical progress on spine patients during procedures using new diagnostic technology. A mobile 3-D scanner called an O-arm allows for adjustments during a procedure, which can reduce the need for a second surgery.

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI)

Barnes-Jewish has the most advanced operating room imaging technology in the world at its disposal with the installation of a multi-room iMRI surgical imaging suite, enabling neurosurgeons to perform important MRI tests while surgery is in progress. Find out more in this video.

 

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