CMBES Webinar: Expanding Imaging in Neurosurgery: A Google Maps Approach
March 20, 2015 11:30 AM EDT
Presenter: Wesley Hodges, B.A.Sc., Director of Informatics and External Collaboration, Synaptive Medical Inc.
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Imaging within the operating room is typically limited in neurosurgical procedures, and it's often the case that surgical navigation is only effective during the early stages of a procedure as the patient's pre-operative imaging quickly becomes 'out-of-date' due to brain shift. Synaptive is focused on providing multi-modal, point-of-care imaging within the OR for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures to extend the efficacy of navigation, yield better tissue differentiation, and maximize healthy tissue preservation. Its intent is to gather structural, functional, and chemical data in pre-, intra-, and post-operative settings to increase surgical confidence and improve patient outcomes.
Both Clinical and Biomedical Engineering audiences should find this presentation relevant. The presenter will address aspects of research and development at Synaptive and also the post market support for these systems in the field.
Student members, don't miss this free CMBES Webinar!
Synaptive Medical Inc is a fast growing company embedded at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. Their research activity involves functional imaging and neurosurgery. The presenter describes typical settings graduate engineers can relate to. Don't miss this exciting presentation and pass this on to your colleagues and friends!
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