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New trials for MRI-guided laser surgery08/15/2011
We previously reported on the new, less-invasive MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to eliminate lesions in the brain that cause seizures. The Epilepsy Research Foundation, a partnership between the Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Therapy Project, funded the research that helped advance this cutting-edge surgery. More information about this procedure can be found here: http://epilepsyfoundation.org/news/Texas-Childrens-Hospital-pioneers-new-MRI-guided-laser-surgery.cfm
In addition, Dr. Nitin Tandon, a neurosurgeon at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, said last week he hopes to use the technique on an adult with epilepsy in about four weeks. He said he'd like to do 10 to 15 laser surgeries a year as part of a trial.
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