Brain Tumors: Stealth Computer Navigation
What happens during a surgery that involves stealth computer navigation?
MRI and CT scans that were taken pre-operatively are placed into the navigation system prior to surgery. Once the patient is in the operating room, he or she will be fixated to the table.
Two cameras will be pointed towards the patient; these cameras will map out where the tumor is located based on the scans. This comparison will allow the surgeon to know the precise location of the tumor.