iPlan FiberTracking and BOLD MRI Mapping enable quick visualization of functional information
Tumor cases are more complex when they are located near areas of the brain responsible for vital functions. To preserve these functions as much as possible, it is crucial to map their position in the outer brain gray matter as well as the fibers that invisibly connect these areas to the body via the brain’s white matter structures.
iPlan® FiberTracking and iPlan BOLD MRI Mapping are software modules that enable post-processing of specific data sets, turning them into clinically relevant information for pre-planning, which then seamlessly integrates with neuronavigation.
DTI on MR scanners provides detailed information about eloquent white matter structures for neurosurgical planning, using special algorithms to reveal fibers that are normally invisible to the human eye. An intuitive interface enables neurosurgeons to use DTI data to create comprehensive treatment plans quickly and easily. Displaying critical fiber tracking information during surgery enables more refined surgical approaches.
Functional MR images—created by scanning patients as they perform certain tasks—enable the identification of related functional areas in the brain by detecting an increased blood supply.
iPlan post-processes BOLD (Blood Oxygen Level Dependent) functional MRI data to enhance anatomical images with functional maps showing motoric and speech areas. This patient-specific identification of critical areas leads to more refined surgical approaches and easier localization of functional areas on the brain surface during surgery.