Inside the Operating Room--Surgery is the treatment of choice for any brain tumor that can be reached without causing severe damage to normal tissue.
Moving from Surgery to MRI Evaluation--At any point during surgery, the neurosurgeon can rotate the patient into the MRI machine to determine whether the tumor has been removed completely.
From Surgery into MRI--Patient is positioned for MRI evaluation.
MRI Evaluation--If any residual tumor is found during MRI evaluation, surgery can be resumed and the remaining cancerous tissue removed. Being able to reevaluate the patient's tumor with MRI during surgery allows neurosurgeons to operate with increased precision and will reduce the need for and risk of a second operation.