At Mayo Clinic, skilled surgeons use high-resolution (high-field) intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) to clearly see brain tumors while performing surgery. Use of iMRI during tumor removal surgery greatly reduces the risk of damaging other parts of the brain and helps confirm successful removal of the entire tumor.

Mayo Clinic's experienced surgeons can use iMRI to remove brain tumors and pituitary tumors with greater accuracy and safety. They also use iMRI to place deep brain stimulator systems — medical devices implanted to send electric impulses to specific parts of the brain. Deep brain stimulator systems can be used to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, neuropsychiatric disorders and epilepsy.

Oct. 03, 2011