Looking at your brain while they operate

johnboy 17 September 2010 4

Katy Gallagher is trumpeting a new Neurosurgical Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IMRI) suite at the hospital:

“The new neurosurgical suite is amongst the most advanced in the country and Canberra Hospital is one of just four hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region- two in China and one in India- to include a movable MRI that allows surgeons to image patients in the operating room during brain surgery,” Ms Gallagher said.

“The new facility is a two-room suite that includes IMRISneuro, which in the hands of the staff and surgeons at Canberra Hospital, will provide patients with the highest standard of treatment and care,” she said.

“The new facility will provide state-of-the-art healthcare in an integrated suite of technology. It includes a five tonne magnet that can be moved into the operating theatre to provide the ability for surgical imaging and evaluation within the operating room.

“It will enable the equipment to be moved around the patient, minimising movement of the patient during brain surgery,” the Minister said.

Sounds exciting.

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4 Responses to Looking at your brain while they operate
grumpyrhonda grumpyrhonda 5:33 pm 18 Sep 10

My mother had brain surgery for an aneurysm about 20 years ago. Even now, she is fascinated with TV shows which film brain surgery. Damn! I think if they could have taped it for her to take home she would have been even more pleased.

switch switch 3:02 pm 18 Sep 10

Good luck finding a politician’s brain even with an MRI.

farnarkler farnarkler 10:44 am 18 Sep 10

Junior mint anyone?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:38 am 18 Sep 10

Sounds exciting.

Sounds icky…

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