Reliability of intraoperative high-resolution 2D ultrasound as an alternative to high-field strength MR imaging for tumor resection control: a prospective comparative study.

@article{Gerganov2009ReliabilityOI,
  title={Reliability of intraoperative high-resolution 2D ultrasound as an alternative to high-field strength MR imaging for tumor resection control: a prospective comparative study.},
  author={Venelin Miloslavov Gerganov and Amir Samii and Arasch Akbarian and L. H. Stieglitz and Madjid Samii and Rudolf Fahlbusch},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={512-9}
}
OBJECT Ultrasound may be a reliable but simpler alternative to intraoperative MR imaging (iMR imaging) for tumor resection control. However, its reliability in the detection of tumor remnants has not been definitely proven. The aim of the study was to compare high-field iMR imaging (1.5 T) and high-resolution 2D ultrasound in terms of tumor resection control. METHODS A prospective comparative study of 26 consecutive patients was performed. The following parameters were compared: the existence… CONTINUE READING