Development of intraoperative MRI: a personal journey.

  title={Development of intraoperative MRI: a personal journey.},
  author={Rudolf Fahlbusch},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  • R. Fahlbusch
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement
The initial attempts at intraoperative image guidance and imaging dates back to early 1980s. Since then Neuronavigation and intraoperative imaging technologies were developed in parallel. This works aims at summarizing the developments and giving an insider's view into the beginning stage of these technologies. The successes and obstacles encountered in the first few decades are relayed from the angle of one of the initial developers. 

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The operating room of the future.

Presentations at international conferences, during visits at ORF PhD-thesis, and at national conferences.