Researchers from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, UK, are calling for the regulation of a new breed of devices designed to enhance the brain’s performance. According to Oxford Martin School, these devices, because of European legislation, only receive basic product safety requirements.
IMRIS has announced that a University of South Florida neurosurgical team at Tampa General Hospital (TGH), USA, completed initial cases last week using its recently installed VISIUS intraoperative MRI. The first case was a right parietal high-grade glioma.
At the International Stroke Conference (12–14 February 2014, San Diego, USA) NeuroNews spoke to Javier Romero (director of ultrasound, clinical director of the Neurovascular Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, Boston, USA) about ultralow radiation for neck CT angiography. He discussed ultralow radiation as an intermediate imaging tool to bridge the gap between ultrasound and CT angiography.
The protocol of the ongoing SPACE-2 (Stent-protected angioplasty in asymptomatic carotid stenosis vs. endarterectomy) study has recently changed from a three-arm design to a double two-arm design (SPACE-2A and 2B). Study investigator Gustav Fraedrich (director of the University Clinic of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria) speaks to NeuroNews about the reasons for the change.
A woman in The Netherlands, in a pioneering surgery, has received a 3D printed skull implant to treat a rare condition whereby the cranium thickens, putting pressure on the brain. The surgery was performed at University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands and it has been reported that the patient has recovered.
This video is by Adam Gazzaley of the University of California at San Francisco, USA, and his colleagues, who have made it possible to "fly through" a representation of a thinking human brain—as it thinks. The video was captured using MRI scanning, diffusion tensor imaging, and an EEG cap.
William T Couldwell is professor of neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He is the current president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2013/2014. He speaks to NeuroNews about the themes for this year’s meeting, the increased use of imaging in neurosurgery, the developing role of the neurosurgeon and how the specialty is evolving.
Ali R Rezai speaks to NeuroNews about his clinical and research career, which has been focused on the understanding of the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and neurostimulation and its clinical applications.