Intraoperative imaging with a therapeutic computed tomographic scanner

Neurosurgery. 1984 Oct;15(4):559-61. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198410000-00017.


A therapeutic computed tomographic (CT) scanner uniquely dedicated to surgical usage allowed intraoperative CT imaging during precise resections of glial brain tumors in three patients. Intraoperative CT scanning provided accurate tumor localization, superior contrast and spatial resolution of the lesion, and cross sectional anatomy of the entire brain. Further development of intraoperative CT guidance will allow safer or even complete removal of some previously unresectable brain tumors.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Astrocytoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Astrocytoma / surgery
  • Basal Ganglia* / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Frontal Lobe*
  • Glioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Glioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Period
  • Middle Aged
  • Operating Rooms / organization & administration
  • Thalamus*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*