Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 2
Use of an Ultra-Low Field Intraoperative Mrı System for Pediatric Brain Tumor Cases: Initial Experience with ‘PoleStar N20'
Serdar KAYA1, Suleyman DENIZ2, Bulent DUZ1, Mehmet DANEYEMEZ1, Engin GONUL1
1Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Anesthesiology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5615-11.0 AIM: Use of intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is the highest contemporary supportive means for brain tumor surgery. In this article we describe the issues related to iMRI use in pediatric cranial operations.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Pediatric cases operated with the aid of Polestar N20 iMRI system are defined and the pros and cons of the system are emphasized.

RESULTS: Patient positioning is easier and the obtained images are better in pediatric cases, particularly for posterior fossa tumors.

CONCLUSION: iMRI should be used in all pediatric brain tumor operations when possible. Keywords : Intraoperative, Magnetic resonance imaging, Pediatric, Tumor

Corresponding author : Serdar Kaya, serdarockk@yahoo.com