Our hospital is home to one of the largest paediatric neurosurgical centres in the UK, but we are the only one without leading-edge intraoperative MRI (iMRI) technology. Currently our expert neurosurgeons rely on pre-operative images to identify tumours in a patient’s brain.
During surgery the brain, which is soft, will change shape. This means, very quickly, the pre-operative information becomes outdated, making it less reliable.
With iMRI technology, an MRI scanner is moved directly to a patient on an operating table, or a patient to the scanner, to ensure surgeons can obtain ‘live’ and up-to-date information about the position of the tumour.
The need for state-of-the-art intraoperative MRI technology is simple. It allows our neurosurgeons to accurately and confidently identify, during a surgical procedure, whether they have removed all the tumour, right when they need the information the most.
We need to raise £1.5million to make it happen.
Please help us transform life-changing brain tumour and epilepsy surgery for our sick kids today.
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