Vijayawada

Yashoda Hospitals procures 3T iMRI

Neurosurgeons of Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, addressing the media in Kurnool on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: U_SUBRAMANYAM

Yashoda Hospitals Group, Hyderabad, has procured the state-of-the-art and most advanced 3T intra-operative MRI that improves brain tumour therapy and successfully performed 150 brain tumour surgeries with greater accuracy, safety and averting the need for further surgeries to the patients, senior neuro and spine surgeons of the hospitals asserted on Thursday.

The hospital group already has 1.5 Tesla intra-operative MRI on par with hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi and NIMHANS at Bengaluru and is the first in the country to have procured the technically advanced 3T intra-operative MRI, senior neuro and spine surgeons Anandh Balasubramaniam, Ravi Suman Reddy and Savitr Sastri told the media in Kurnool.

The iMRI greatly benefits patients with brain tumour, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, pituitary tumours, paediatric brain tumours, epilepsy surgery, deep brain simulation. The realtime imaging helps the patients as they need not undergo multiple operations and treatments to control if the tumour was not completely removed, they said.

Traditionally the patient undergoes MRI scan before surgery and surgery was performed based on the images and post-operative MRI was done the next day. If found incomplete, the patients required a repeat surgery. In contrast, the MRI scan was done with iMRI during the surgery and any leftovers were removed before closure of the surgery, they said.

Brain tumours affect people of all ages, backgrounds and nearly 1,000 per crore population in India suffered from brain tumours and brain diseases, causing brain damage, personality changes and seizures, they said.

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