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New interventional room of the 1990s: how to upgrade a standard MR suite for minimally invasive surgery
Author(s): Dan J. Castro; Robert B. Lufkin; Romaine E. Saxton; Mokhtar Ziarati; Antony Nyerges; Keyvan Farahani; Shantanu Sinha; Carolyn Kimme-Smith; Vicky L. Schiller; Robert Keen; Yoshimi Anzai; Teresa Pushek
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Paper Abstract

A superconducting Signa 1.5 T magnetic resonance (MR) suite was modified and multiple upgrades were introduced to make it effective and safe for minimally invasive surgical procedures guided by imaging techniques. Two MR compatible video projection cameras and monitors from Resonance Technology were installed inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) room allowing visualization of MR and/or ultrasound (UTZ) images during surgical procedures. The interventional therapist can now stand at the patient's side and visualize MR and/or UTZ images in the room. A permanent MR compatible camera and light source were installed at the opening of the magnet bore which allows close-up visual monitoring of the patient and treatment site. MR compatible anesthesia systems (Ohmeda Company) and monitoring equipment (In Vivo Research, Inc.) are now available. A standard ultrasound (UTZ) system was modified and adapted by General Electric Medical Systems for use in this MRI suite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1892, Medical Lasers and Systems II, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147497
Show Author Affiliations
Dan J. Castro, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Robert B. Lufkin, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Romaine E. Saxton, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Mokhtar Ziarati, Resonance Technology, Co. (United States)
Antony Nyerges, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Keyvan Farahani, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Shantanu Sinha, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Carolyn Kimme-Smith, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Vicky L. Schiller, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Robert Keen, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Yoshimi Anzai, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Teresa Pushek, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1892:
Medical Lasers and Systems II
David M. Harris; Carl Murray Penney; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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