Specialists at Mayo Clinic continue to develop new ways to use iMRI to improve surgery outcomes, such as combining brain mapping (electrophysiologic mapping) with iMRI for glioblastoma surgery. Mayo Clinic is one of the few organizations worldwide to report using this technique.

Researchers also are combining iMRI with other novel imaging techniques, such as fluorescence-guided surgery.


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

Research profiles

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) care at Mayo Clinic

Jan. 13, 2018
  1. Mislow JMK, et al. Origins of intraoperative MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2010;18:1.
  2. Barone DG, et al. Image guided surgery for the resection of brain tumors (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Accessed May 20, 2014.
  3. Parney IF, et al. Awake craniotomy, electrophysiologic mapping and tumor resection with high-field intraoperative MRI. World Neurosurgery. 2010;73:547.
  4. Wharen RE (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla. June 17, 2014.

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI)