Neuronavigation is one of the most modern assistant methods of neurosurgery. It is based on the 3D depiction of every part on the human body with the assistance of imaging techniques (CT scan and/or MRI scan). Special computer software processes this data and with the assistance of an infrared camera, every point in the brain or the spine is precisely located.
In which brain disease is neuronavigation useful?
Neuronavigation is useful in locating any pathological process (tumors, hemangiomas, etc.), regardless of its nature, just like with GPS being useful in locating any address on Earth, regardless of what is in the address (home, shop, or anything else).
This way, biopsy or the removal of any damage within the brain parenchyma is performed without causing any significant damage to the healthy part of the brain. This is also achieved thanks to the use of the surgical microscope and other microsurgery techniques and tools. Link στην Αφαίρεση όγκων εγκεφάλου
What are the applications of neuronavigation in spine surgery?
The screw placement in the vertebrae for spinal fusion is achieved very safely with the assistance of this technique. The combination of this method with neuromonitoring decreases the likelihood of postoperative neurological complications to the maximum possible degree.Link στη διεγχειρητική νευροπαρακολούθηση