Use of fMRI and DTI in pre-surgical planning and neuronavigation

45 eur
Mon Jun 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CEST)
Haukeland University Hospital, Bikuben Conference Center, Jonas Lies vei 69, Bergen, Norway  

The goal of the workshop is to bring together neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists to discuss the practical aspects of pre-surgical planning and neuronavigation using fMRI and DTI and exchange their experiences.

We therefore invited teams of neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons from different European countries (Norway, Sweden, France, UK, and Italy) to discuss their workflow from radiological examination, to handling, processing, and evaluation of imaging data, pre-surgical planning, neuro-navigation, and post-operative evaluation.

We are also happy to host Surgical Theater who will present their 3D virtual reality medical platform for surgical planning and intra-operative visualization and navigation.

Our desire is to facilitate exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences, and in this way contribute to improved surgical practices and outcomes.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Mohn Medical Visualization and Imaging Centre, Bergen, Norway.

Conference program

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
09:10 - 10:00 Current state-of-the-art and the future of neurosurgery
Kurtis Auguste, MD, Director UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, Chief UCSF BCHO Division of Neurosurgery, Chairman UCSF BCHO Dept of Surgery, UCSF Dept of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, USA
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 11:20 Diffusion tractography using spherical deconvolution
Flavio Dell’Acqua, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK
Pre-surgical mapping with diffusion tractography: Is spherical deconvolution better than classic DTI?
Alberto Bizzi, Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
11:20 - 11:30 Q&A
11:30 - 12:30 Before, during and after awake surgery for tumor resection - how fMRI changes our practices
Charles Mellerio, Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Paris, France
Johan Pallud, Sainte-Anne Hospital Center, Paris, France
12:30 - 12:40 Q&A
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch and Demos of NordicNeuroLab and Surgical Theater systems
13:30 - 13:40 Presentation of Mohn Medical Visualization and Imaging Centre
Renate Gruner, MMIV, Bergen, Norway
13:40 - 14:40 Pre-surgical planning and image-guided resection of malignant brain tumors
Terje Sundstrøm and Leif Oltedal, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
14:40 - 14:50 Q&A
14:50 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Pre-surgical neuroimaging workflow for fMRI and DTI, and intra-operative validation of the results
Elna-Marie Larsson and Francesco Latini, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
16:00 - 16:10 Q&A
16:10 - 16:30 Open discussion and adjournment

Alberto Bizzi

Neuroradiologists / Professor

Charles Mellerio


Elna Marie Larsson

Neuroradiologist / Professor

Flavio Dell'Acqua

Senior Lecturer

Francesco Latini

Neurosurgeon / PhD

Johan Pallud

Neurosurgeon / Professor

Kurtis Auguste

Neurosurgeon / M.D.

Leif Oltedal

Neuroradiologist / Associate Professor

Terje Sundstrøm

Neurosurgeon / PhD
Haukeland University Hospital, Bikuben Conference Center, Jonas Lies vei 69, Bergen, Norway