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Neurosurgery “Brain Lab” Uses Image-Guided Computer to Target Brain Tumors with Precision Accuracy

When neurological issues arise, patients may now experience an intra-operative frameless stereotaxic surgery system, more commonly referred to as “Brain Lab.”  This system uses an optimal camera, a high-tech computer, and a laser to determine the precise location of a brain tumor. It is similar to having a Global Positioning System in the operating room. Yet instead of pinpointing a location someplace on the globe, Brain Lab is able to zero in on diseased tissue without damaging the surrounding normal tissue.

Key benefits of Brain Lab are improved accuracy, shortened operating time, a smaller cranial incision, less pain for the patient, and, most importantly, a much safer overall procedure.  Notes neurosurgeon Dr. Mark McLaughlin, “Years ago, you would open the skull and not always be able to see where the tumor was.  This surgery is much more accurate.  It increases precision with the least amount of side effects.”