Tag: iMRI

Brain Tumor Survivor, Wife and Mother – 6 Years Later

Brain Tumor Survivor, Wife and Mother – 6 Years Later

Tamara Ramage Bruce’s life is full of blessings. In the past six years, she’s gotten married and had two children.
“I’m so grateful and amazed that I can be here,” she says with a laugh after being treated for a rare brain tumor in 2010.
Bruce was a healthy young woman in her mid-20s when

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Meet Tamara Ramage, intraoperative MRI patient

When Tamara Ramage started waking up in hot and cold sweats and constantly felt nauseous, she knew something was wrong. She was a very healthy, fitness-minded young woman in her mid-20’s who took pride in how well she took care of her body.
Her father took her to the emergency room, and she was diagnosed

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Congrats to Dr. Eric Leuthardt on being named a St. Louis "Best and Brightest Innovator"!

We’ve reported on many innovations that Washington University neurologist Eric Leuthardt has been involved in here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital – from electrocortiology, which is a computer program that tests the thoughts of epilepsy patients, to intraoperative MRI, which is used during brain surgery to help the surgeons more completely remove the tumor.
We’ve also directed

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From The Vault – intraoperative MRI

A year ago this week, we were discussing how brain tumors are treated here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. We featured Tamara’s story, which was part of our “Real Science, Real Innovation” campaign.
Dr. Ralph Dacey and Dr. Eric Leuthardt, Washington University neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, discuss how using the intraoperative MRI allows for precision imagery during

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Intraoperative MRI (IMRI) at Barnes-Jewish Helps Patients Avoid Repeat Surgery

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI) at Barnes-Jewish Helps Patients Avoid Repeat Surgery

One of our coolest toys at Barnes-Jewish is the Intraoperative MRI or IMRI. Once upon a time when you had neurosurgery, the surgeon would perform a procedure, you would go into post-op and the next day, radiologists would perform an MRI to make sure the surgeon got all of the tumor. In the rare case they didn’t, a patient

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The world's top neurosurgeons converging in St. Louis next week

We’re proud to host the world’s top pediatric and adult neurosurgeons and other neurological specialists next week as they meet to share information on best practices and outcomes and provide feedback to the manufacturer of the IMRIS iMRI about what works and what modifications could be made.
High-field strength iMRI technology is relatively new in

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