We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Sekisui Diagnostics .

Download Mobile App

MRI-Based Brain Mapping Software Helps Visualize Key Areas during Complex Neurosurgery

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 03 Aug 2023
Print article
Image: Quicktome Brain Mapping Technology delivers fast and intuitive insights into a patient’s brain networks (Photo courtesy of o8t)
Image: Quicktome Brain Mapping Technology delivers fast and intuitive insights into a patient’s brain networks (Photo courtesy of o8t)

Neurosurgeons have traditionally depended on older brain imaging platforms that offer limited information based on anatomical landmarks. They are dependent on anatomical atlases of neural networks to identify crucial anatomy near the specific brain region requiring surgery. Now, a cutting-edge brain mapping platform provides visualization of a patient's unique brain networks prior to life-changing neurosurgeries. This mapping enables neurosurgeons to see images of the parts of a patient's brain that constitute their unique personality, allowing them to devise a strategy to preserve these parts while performing brain surgery to remove tumors and other abnormalities.

The Quicktome FDA-cleared precision brain mapping platform by Omniscient Neurotechnology (o8t, Sydney, Australia) employs artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze millions of data points collected from a standard MRI scan, delivering vital brain insights to neurosurgeons in an accessible and actionable format. The technology makes use of "connectomics," the study of the brain's connections and functional networks. The connectomics-based approach of Quicktome can be tailored and altered to match an individual patient's anatomy and more accurately predict vital regions or networks in their brain, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

Quicktome is among the first clinical platforms that allow neurosurgeons to create network templates of an individual's cognitive and emotional regulation networks within the brain. Research indicates that damage to these brain networks during surgery can lead to a range of issues, from depression to significant personality changes, seriously impacting a patient’s quality of life. Quicktome's machine learning algorithm produces patient-specific brain maps, which enables physicians to customize surgical approaches based on a patient's individual anatomy.

Related Links:
Omniscient Neurotechnology

Platinum Supplier
Real-Time Diagnostics Onscreen Viewer
GEMweb Live
Specimen Collection & Transport
Clinical Information System
Gold Supplier
POC Blood Gas Analyzer
Stat Profile Prime Plus

Print article


Critical Care

view channel
Image: Investigators are developing synthetic programmable bacteria to help kill cancerous tissue (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

Programmable Bacteria Could Cure Cancer with Single $1 Dose

Cancer treatments have traditionally faced challenges such as harmful side effects, limited patient responsiveness, and high costs. A significant percentage of cancer survivors and patients are burdened... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The patented 3TR technology delivers proven PCR-level sensitivity and specificity (Photo courtesy of 3EO Health)

High-Performing Low-Cost Diagnostic Platform Provides Molecular Results At Near Antigen Pricing

When it comes to point-of-care respiratory diagnostic products, there's often a trade-off between performance and affordability. Current molecular diagnostic solutions are high-performing but expensive... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2023 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.