Neurosurgeons need clear, real-time imaging during neurosurgical and spine procedures. It is important to have a solution that offers visual guidance to support decision-making at every stage of the procedure.
Dr. Edward A. Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is Director of Neurosurgery for St. Luke’s Health System. He is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon with fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery, as well as in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.
"Ultrasound is very important for tumor resection because of brain shift and the need to see residual tumor and the tumor border."
Recently, we introduced you to Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We have talked with Prof. Unsgård about using intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgery and how the use of intraoperative ultrasound can help account for brain shift during neurosurgery. Today, we are talking with Professor Unsgård about the visualization and planning of tumor resection surgeries.
“Brain shift makes it impossible to rely solely on the use of neuronavigation.”
We recently shared a blog post featuring Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prof. Unsgård has used ultrasound in neurosurgery for over two decades. Read our previous post here.
"In neurosurgery, you should be sure, and ultrasound gives you
certainty and makes you feel confident as a surgeon."
Geirmund Unsgård is Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he worked for 30 years. For 22 years he served as Chief of the Neurosurgical Department at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, in Trondheim, Norway. An expert of ultrasound-guided neurosurgery, Prof. Unsgård has used intraoperative ultrasound imaging to guide his neurosurgical procedures for over two decades.
In this video, Dr. Gavin Quigley, Consultant Neurosurgeon at a large teaching hospital in Belfast, UK, talks about real-time intraoperative ultrasound for neurosurgical imaging and how he uses it in his daily practice. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound imaging helps Dr. Gavin Quigley to:
UCSF (University of California San Francisco) is ranked by U.S. News as a top-five hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United States1. Recently-retired Dr. Jeffrey Yablon was a neurosurgery faculty member at UCSF, and Medical Director of Queen of the Valley, a medical center serving the Napa Valley region in Northern California. The following is from a 2014 BK Ultrasound video profile with Dr. Yablon.
Dr. Gavin Quigley is a prominent consultant neurosurgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where his team provide care for 1.8 million people. Dr. Quigley has previously worked as an advisor for HIQA (Health Information and Quality Assessment) in the Republic of Ireland and for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon to the National Neurosurgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. He returned to Northern Ireland in 2009, taking up his current position at The Royal Victoria Hospital.