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.
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.