Intraoperative Ultrasound Imaging in Neurosurgery

Comparison with CT and MRI

  • Ludwig M. Auer
  • Vera Van Velthoven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ludwig M. Auer, Vera Van Velthoven
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ludwig M. Auer, Vera Van Velthoven
    Pages 3-9
  4. Ludwig M. Auer, Vera Van Velthoven
    Pages 10-21
  5. Ludwig M. Auer, Vera Van Velthoven
    Pages 23-130
  6. Ludwig M. Auer, Vera Van Velthoven
    Pages 131-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 170-173

About this book


Intraoperative ultrasound is the first and, at present, only direct method available for depicting cerebral structures during neurosurgery. This atlas is a practical introduction to intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgery and a guide to anatomy and pathomorphological diagnosis. A short introduction to the technical basis of ultrasound is given first. It is followed by instructions for practical application of the method in the operating theater. The next, comprehensive chapter presents various intracranial pathomorphological changes in the ultrasound picture and compares them to the familiar computer tomography and MRI images. A separate chapter deals with individual aspects of actual application during neurosurgical operations: ultrasound biopsy, puncture and endoscopy. This volume is an excellent source of information for the practical application of intraoperative ultrasound.


anatomy computed tomography (CT) computer computer tomography diagnosis imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neurosurgery surgery tomography ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Ludwig M. Auer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vera Van Velthoven
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity Hospital GrazAustria
  2. 2.Neurosurgical DepartmentKrankenhaus NordstadtHannover 1Germany
  3. 3.Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity HospitalGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74047-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74045-9
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