Prism treatment plans based on fMRI and DTI studies deliver treatment that is faster, safer and more effective for the patient. Pre-treatment mapping identifies functional structures to avoid during treatment. Prism mapping speeds cortical localization using conventional electrode stimulation in the operating room. Avoiding functional structures during treatment dramatically reduces the risk and incidence of treatment-related deficits.
Prism's breakthrough imaging technology increases clinical productivity. Post processing that used to take hours is now done in minutes by trained technologists. Clinical interpretation is fast and accurate. Critical spatial relationships are established across multiple image volumes in a single view. The physician interface includes a powerful set of tools that are useful in validating data quality, highlighting regions of interest and identifying overlapping activation patterns.
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By establishing spatial relationships between lesion borders and functional networks preoperatively and intraoperatively, DTI is central to high-risk neurosurgical resections and becoming the standard of care..
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A study reiterating the benefits of fMRI and DTI in pre-surgical planning of tumors.
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Together, fMRI and DTI provide a wealth of information about the anatomical and functional status of key components of the visual system in individual patients even in the presence of pathology.
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