8th International Course: Ultrasound in Neurosurgery
June 14 — June 15
Arranged by the Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Ultrasound and Image Guided Therapy
St. Olavs Hospital, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF
The course is intended for the neurosurgeons that would like to gain more knowledge in the practical use of ultrasound in neurosurgery. The course has an emphasis on intraoperative ultrasound, but will also present examples on the use of intraoperative MRI from one of the leading centres in the world, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA.
The course aim to provide an introduction to the intraoperative use of ultrasound in neurosurgery. This includes learning how to interpret ultrasound images of the brain, how to use ultrasound imaging in combination with navigation technology, and learning from clinical examples how intraoperative imaging by ultrasound and MRI is used in neurosurgery.
The clinical lectures will show examples on how intraoperative imaging is used in resection of low-grade gliomas, the use of ultrasound in awake surgery, and the use of contrast enhanced ultrasound for imaging of brain tumours.
Invited speakers are (listed in alfabetic order):
Alexandra J. Golby, neurosurgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, pricipal investigator at Golby Lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Andrej Steno, neurosurgeon at University Hospital Bratislava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Francesco Prada, neurosurgeon at Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italia
Topics covered in the course will include:
- Basic ultrasound imaging
- Basic principles of neuronavigation
- Learning to interprete ultrasound image of the brain
- How to obtain ultrasound images (2D and 3D) of good quality in a clinical setting
- Ultrasound guided resection of brain tumours
- Training sessions, including the use of ultrasound simulators
- Clinical experiences in image guided neurosurgery, including lectures from invited speakers
- Live video-conference with the OR during surgery using ultrasound.