Ultrasound Training
in Neurosurgery
Barcelona, Spain - 31st of January 2020

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The course

There is a growing interest in intraoperative images in the neurosurgery field. In Neuro-Oncology this interest becomes a necessity to evaluate the grade of resection and the possibility of residual tumor.

In this aspect, neuronavigated ultrasound is an excellent tool because having a very high-quality image, quick acquisition (you do not need to stop the surgery to use it), cost-effectiveness, portability, and reproducibility (as many times as you need).

However, sometimes neurosurgeons do not use ultrasound because there is a learning curve to the spatial orientation and interpretation of images. The reason for this course, eminently practical, is teaching the necessary skills to use intraoperative ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology.

Simulator Methodology: The principal difference between this course and others is that each participant will use a simulator of brain ultrasound through a mobile App. This is very helpful in the first steps in ultrasound orientation and the localization of anatomical landmarks.

Objectives

  • Enhance the understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound.

  • Apply these principles to the reduction of common artifacts and the improvement of high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images.

  • Orientation in neuronavigated ultrasound.

  • Differentiation between the most common subtypes of brain tumors.

  • Coregistration of images (MRI-US…), tractography and segmentation in neuronavigated ultrasound.

  • Evaluation of residual tumor in the operating room.

  • Application of ultrasound contrast in brain tumors.

Speakers

COURSE DIRECTOR
Cristian De Quintana

CRISTIAN DE QUINTANA

Neurosergeon

H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona, Spain

GUEST SPEAKERS
Francesco DiMeco

FRANCESCO DIMECO

Neurosergeon

Fondazione I.R.C.C.S.

Instituto Neurológico Carlos Besta

Milan, Italy

Alessandro Perin

ALESSANDRO PERIN

Neurosergeon

Fondazione I.R.C.C.S.

Instituto Neurológico Carlos Besta

Milan, Italy

Geirmund Unsgard

GEIRMUND UNSGARD

Neurosergeon

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Norway

Program
31st of January 2020

09:00 - 09:15

Presentation of the course.
Dr. F. Xabier Borràs Pérez. Medical Director. "H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau"

09:15 - 10:15

Basic principles of US, how to obtain quality images and the use of 3D US images in glioma operations.
Dr. Geirmund Unsgard.

10:15 - 11:00

Neuronavigated ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology.
Dr. Cristian de Quintana.

Discussion (10´)

11:00 - 11:30

Cofee break

11:30 - 12:30

Intraoperative US, the C.Besta Experience.
Dr. Francesco DiMeco

12:30 - 13:30

Ilustrative cases.
(high grade glioma, low grade glioma, metastases, meningioma...)

Discussion (10´)

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 17:00

Hands-on: US case simulation.
Dr. Alex Perin, Dr. Francesco DiMeco, Dr. Geirmund Unsgard, Dr. Cristian de Quintana.

Fees & Registration

Fully booked
REGULAR FEE
450 €
EANS MEMBERS
405 €
*Members of the EANS will get a 10% discount on the prices
*This course has been approved with 0.9 credit points by:
“Consell Català de la Formació Continuada de les Professions Sanitàries” (CCFCPS)
If you need more information, you can call us or send us a mail.

Venue

You can see here the location of the course.
Sala Polivalente
H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Barcelona

Media

The Media of the course

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