There is a growing interest in intraoperative images in the neurosurgery field. In Neuro-Oncology this interest becomes a necessity to evaluate the grade of resection and the possibility of residual tumor.
In this aspect, neuronavigated ultrasound is an excellent tool because having a very high-quality image, quick acquisition (you do not need to stop the surgery to use it), cost-effectiveness, portability, and reproducibility (as many times as you need).
However, sometimes neurosurgeons do not use ultrasound because there is a learning curve to the spatial orientation and interpretation of images. The reason for this course, eminently practical, is teaching the necessary skills to use intraoperative ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology.
The main difference between this course and other ones related to ultrasound is that not only it provide the participants with theoretical knowledge, but especially highlights the practical side of it.
This is achieved thanks to the expert faculty invited for a maximum number of 20 participants. Moreover, the attendants will have at their disposal a few ultrasound devices and practical phantoms which will allow them to train image orientation and interpretation.
European CME credits have been requested for this course. European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)
Cristian de Quintana (Neurosurgeon, H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau Barcelona, Spain)
Geirmund Unsgård (Neurosurgeon, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway)
Aliasgar Moiyadi (Neurosurgeon, Tata Memorial Centre Bombai, India)
Francesco Prada (Neurosurgeon, Focused Ultrasound Foundation Charlottesville, VA, USA)
Juan Ángel Aibar Durán (Neurosurgeon, H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau Barcelona, Spain)
Francesco DiMeco (Neurosurgeon, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta Milan, Italy)
Llewellyn Padayachy (Neurosurgeon, University of Pretoria. Cape Town, South Africa)
Alessandro Perin (Neurosurgeon, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta Milan, Italy)
Brian Nahed (Neurosurgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
Berta Freixer (Neurosurgeon, H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau Barcelona, Spain)
Introduction of the course
Dr. De Quintana
Mastering IOUS - Skill required - practical guidelines
2D ultrasound in resection of brain tumors (image interpretations and anatomical landmarks)
Neuronavigated ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology
Dr. De Quintana
Experiences from everyday use of navigated 3D ultrasound in brain tumor surgeries
(tricks and tips, use in LGG)
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography
Ultrasound guidance in hydrochepalus, endoscopy and Chiari I decompression
Advantages for intraoperative ultrasound vs other imaging, other technology? (online)
Presentation of the case (live surgery)
Dr. Aibar / Dr. Freixer
Prediction of histologic tumor in the operating room using iUS and Gliolan (5-ALA)
Simulation training in IOUS
Resection of the tumor (live surgery)
Dr. Aibar / Dr. De Quintana
a) Module 1: Setup ultrasound machine
b) Module 2: Special ultrasound skills
c) Module 3: Resection control and artifact avoidance
d) Module 4: Neuronavigated ultrasound / practical cases
Registrations on the first come first served basis.