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4th Edition: Masters of Brain Ultrasound in Neurosurgery. REGISTRATION OPEN!!

4th Edition: Masters of Brain Ultrasound in Neurosurgery. REGISTRATION OPEN!!

Neurosurgery Course
Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, Barcelona. España
April Thursday 18 16:00
April Friday 19 14:30

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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)


  • Enhance the understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound
  • Apply these principles to the reduction of common artifacts and the improvement of high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images
  • Orientation in neuronavigated ultrasound
  • Differentiation between the most common subtypes of brain tumors
  • Coregistration of images (MRI-US…), tractography and segmentation in neuronavigated ultrasound
  • Evaluation of residual tumor in the operating room
  • Application of ultrasound contrast and elastography in brain tumors
  • Guided puncture with neuronavigated ultrasound (biopsies, ventricular
    punctures (slid ventricles),...).


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)


18th April 2024

Introduction of the course
Dr. De Quintana

Mastering IOUS - Skill required - practical guidelines
Dr. Moiyadi

2D ultrasound in resection of brain tumors (image interpretations and anatomical landmarks)
Dr. DiMeco

Neuronavigated ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology
Dr. De Quintana

Coffee break

Experiences from everyday use of navigated 3D ultrasound in brain tumor surgeries
(tricks and tips, use in LGG)
Dr. Unsgård

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography
Dr. Prada

Ultrasound guidance in hydrochepalus, endoscopy and Chiari I decompression
Dr. Padayachy

Advantages for intraoperative ultrasound vs other imaging, other technology? (online)
Dr. Nahed

Dinner (included)

19th April 2024

Presentation of the case (live surgery)
Dr. Aibar / Dr. Freixer

Prediction of histologic tumor in the operating room using iUS and Gliolan (5-ALA)
Dr. Aibar

Simulation training in IOUS
Dr. Perin

Resection of the tumor (live surgery)
Dr. Aibar / Dr. De Quintana

Coffee break


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




Until 25th
February, 2024 

From 26th
February, 2024


Registrations on the first come first served basis.

*Please note that it is necessary to register in advance on the online simulation platform NeuroStream Academy in order to participate and fully enjoy the simulation session on ioUS.
This is the link https://neurostream.academy/auth/register

It is also necessary to bring your own laptop and smartphone in order to simulate iOUS during the course.


2024-04-18 16:00:00
2024-04-19 14:30:00

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