Neurosurgeons to speak on clinical utility of real-time navigated laser therapy

Three neurosurgeons will review their clinical experience using real-time navigated laser therapy for brain lesion ablation within intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suites at the 83rd American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, to take place May 2-6, 2015, in Washington, DC.

IMRIS (Minnetonka, MN), MRI Interventions (Irvine, CA), and Monteris Medical (Plymouth, MN) are sponsoring the Lunch and Learn seminar scheduled for 1:15-2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4. The panel will review workflow and results using Monteris' NeuroBlate System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool, coupled with MRI Interventions' ClearPoint navigation system providing precise targeting for procedures conducted within an IMRIS VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI (iMRI).

Veronica L.S. Chiang, MD, of Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT), will lead the discussion with panelists John Honeycutt, MD, of Cook Children's Hospital (Fort Worth, TX); and Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO).

The NeuroBlate System employs a pulsed surgical laser to deliver targeted energy to abnormal brain tissue such as tumors and other neurological soft tissue lesions through a minimally invasive and image-guided approach.

The ClearPoint system—neuro-navigation technology that enables minimally invasive neurosurgery under continuous magnetic resonance (MR) guidance—provides surgeons with a high-resolution view of the patient's brain and real-time direction during intracranial procedures.

The VISIUS Surgical Theatre allows use of MR in the operating room—instead of a radiology or diagnostic room—and over the OR table by moving it to the patient with ceiling-mounted rails. The fully integrated suites allow the scanner to move between multiple rooms, providing on-demand access to high-resolution MR images—before, during, and after procedures—without moving the patient.

For more information about the luncheon and other AANS events, please visit www.aans.org.

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