Picturing Brain Cancer in Real Time

They might look a bit like a Jackson Pollock painting — but these images may have the power to save lives. Researchers are using novel imaging techniques that produce high-resolution 3-D pictures of blood vessels in the brain to observe cancer cells in action. Jeremy Rich, MD, MHS, and Justin Lathia, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More

Surgery for the Most Challenging Brain Tumors (Video)

Because of a new laser technology, Cleveland Clinic’s doctors can offer hope to patients with tumors that were once inoperable. Gene Barnett, MD, director of the Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center at Cleveland Clinic, explains how the AutoLITT system destroys some of the most challenging, hard-to-reach tumors. AutoLITT uses new technology to target, heat and eradicate … Read More

3-D Printer Makes Medical Models (Video)

Forget documents, spreadsheets and photographs. The 3-D printer at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute can print a model of a human heart. “You can think of it a lot like an inkjet printer at home, just with an added dimension,” says Ryan Klatte, a senior research engineer. But when Klatte explains exactly what the printer … Read More

Surgery: Now in 3-D

There’s no guesswork when Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeons replace a patient’s shoulder or hip joint. That’s because the surgery already has been done, virtually. Three-dimensional computer imaging of a patient’s bone structure allows a surgeon to perform an operation virtually and then take it into the real world in a precise way, says Joseph P. … Read More

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