Thanks to neuronavigation, the surgeon can navigate in the most hidden paths of the human brain, just like GPS helps us navigate in the most hidden parts of Earth.
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. With this method, the microsurgery tools navigate around the brain areas where there has been a damage for a frameless stereotactic biopsy or even its complete removal (e.g., vascular dysplasia, tumor, etc.) with the least possible injury of the normal brain.
The screw placement in the vertebrae for spinal fusion is also performed with the assistance of neuronavigation and this makes it very safe. The combination of neuronavigation with neuromonitoring decreases the likelihood of postoperative neurological complications to the maximum possible degree.