Software, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanning, Neurosurgical
Definition : Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software designed to operate neurosurgical (i.e., intraoperative) systems and control/monitor a limited number of their functions. This software is usually intended to work only with one or a few models of MRI systems, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. The software performs a variety of algorithms to facilitate the analysis of measurements and images obtained during the scanning procedure and the sending/receiving of patient data from and to information systems. Neurosurgical MRI scanning system software is usually not available separate from the MRI system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the system. Dedicated MRI scanning system software is available for neurosurgery; software with 3-D analysis capabilities is used for planning and performing stereotactic procedures.
Entry Terms : "Neurosurgical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Software"
UMDC code : 26913