medical_buildingThe neurological surgical team at University of Kansas Medical Center recently performed the first stereotactic laser ablation of the hippocampus (SLAH) procedure in its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, utilizing the ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System from MRI Interventions Inc, Irvine, Calif.

“We performed a successful stereotactic laser ablation on a 22-year-old presenting with medically intractable seizures,” said Paul J. Camarata, associate professor and chairman of vascular and skull base neurosurgery. “Utilizing the ClearPoint System for this amygdalohippocampectomy allowed us to precisely, with sub-millimetric accuracy, provide this life-changing treatment to our patient and improve her quality of life. The patient is still seizure free at three months.”

The ClearPoint System enables minimally-invasive neurosurgery under continuous MRI guidance, offering surgeons real-time direction and a direct view of the inside of a patient’s brain during a procedure.

For more information, visit MRI Inventions.

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