Specialists at Mayo Clinic continue to develop new ways to use intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) to improve surgery outcomes, such as combining electrophysiologic brain mapping also called functional brain mapping with iMRI for glioblastoma surgery. Mayo Clinic is one of the few institutions worldwide that reports using this technique.

Researchers also are combining iMRI with other novel imaging techniques, such as fluorescence-guided surgery. In addition, use of iMRI may help cancer research in chemotherapy by allowing surgeons to more closely see the effect of drugs on the tumor site.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on iMRI on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Oct. 03, 2011