Intraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) in Neurosurgery

From Standard B-mode to Elastosonography

  • Francesco Prada
  • Luigi Solbiati
  • Alberto Martegani
  • Francesco DiMeco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Prakash Shetty, Aliasgar V. Moiyadi
      Pages 3-8
    3. Alberto Martegani, Luca Mattei, Luca Aiani
      Pages 9-17
  3. B-Mode Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Luca Maria Sconfienza, Giovanni Mauri, Francesco Secchi
      Pages 21-28
    3. Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Alessandro Moiraghi, Francesco DiMeco
      Pages 29-39
    4. Jan Coburger, Ralph W. König
      Pages 41-58
    5. Ignazio G. Vetrano, Francesco Prada
      Pages 59-69
    6. Ralph W. Koenig, Jan Coburger, Maria Teresa Pedro
      Pages 71-79
    7. Andrej Šteňo, Carlo Giussani, Matteo Riva
      Pages 81-97
  4. Doppler Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Valentina Caldiera, Luigi Caputi, Elisa Ciceri
      Pages 101-120
  5. Intra-operative Ultrasound, Fusion Imaging and Virtual Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Giovanni Mauri, Luigi Solbiati
      Pages 123-134
    3. Aliasgar V. Moiyadi, Geirmund Unsgård
      Pages 135-145
  6. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Marcello Caremani, Carla Richetta, Daniela Caremani
      Pages 149-158
    3. Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Francesco DiMeco
      Pages 159-169
  7. Elastosonography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Huan Wee Chan, Jeffrey Bamber, Neil Dorward, Aabir Chakraborty, Christopher Uff
      Pages 173-187
  8. Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Francesco DiMeco
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book is intended as a practical manual on the use of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) as a tool for imaging guidance during cranial and spinal neurosurgical procedures. Full account is taken of the emergence of novel clinical applications and recent technical advances, with extensive coverage of the impact of developments such as improved probe technology, fusion imaging and virtual navigation, 3D ultrasound imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and elastosonography. Basic principles of ultrasound are elucidated in order to assist in the optimal use of IOUS and clear guidance is provided on the interpretation of imaging findings in various pathologies. Informative comparisons are also made of the use of techniques such as fusion imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasound in general radiology and neurosurgery. The aim of the authors is to enhance the general knowledge regarding intra-operative ultrasound brain imaging, standardizing its use and exploring new techniques, leading in some way toward compensating the lack of specific training in the application of ultrasound among the neurosurgical community. IOUS is a sensitive tool that can improve surgical precision and help to reduce morbidity.


Brain surgery Brain tumor Fusion imaging Image guidance Contrast-enhanced ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Prada
    • 1
  • Luigi Solbiati
    • 2
  • Alberto Martegani
    • 3
  • Francesco DiMeco
    • 4
  1. 1.Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. BestaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.UO Radiologia OncologicaHumanitas Univ. and Research Hospital UO Radiologia OncologicaBusto ArsizioItaly
  3. 3.UO RadiologiaOspedale Valduce, ComoComoItaly
  4. 4.Istituto Neurologico C. BestaFondazione IRCCSMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25266-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25268-1
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