Real-Time MR-Guided Neurosurgical Interventions

  • R. Bernays
  • S. Kollias
  • B. J. Romanowski
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The remote therapeutic manipulation of an invisible, intracranial target, monitored with real-time imaging, has long been a dream shared by generations of neurosurgeons. Several attempts toward this goal undertaken by neurosurgeons in the past were limited by the technical constraints of neuroimaging. The recent advent of open-configuration MRI systems seems to permit the implementation of strategies to overcome these limitations. The dream of remote therapeutic manipulation of intracranial lesions under real-time image guidance has come close to its realization.


Signal Void Stereotactic Procedure Stereotactic System Instrument Guide Interventional Magnetic Resonance Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bernays
    • 1
  • S. Kollias
    • 2
  • B. J. Romanowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.MRI Center, Institute of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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