Magnetic resonance guided general surgery

Surg Technol Int. 1999;8:83-8.

Abstract

Image guided surgery can be defined as the intraoperative use of a radiologicai technique to give the surgeon information not available from direct inspection or palpation of the surgical field. This information may then be used to change the course of an operative procedure. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has the potential to be the most useful radiologicai technique in the developing field of image guided surgery.