In 2006, DNS neurosurgeon, J. Michael Desaloms, M.D. ,performed the first United States surgical case using BrainSUITE technology at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas’ magnetic resonance imaging neurosurgical suite.
The patient, a 31-year-old mother of three, was treated for a cavernous angioma, a rare disorder of the capillaries and the smallest veins. BrainSUITE provided the neurosurgeons access to all-important clinical data about the patient's brain condition during surgery.
"The mass was located near the motor cortex, the area of the brain that controls movement. The use of this new technology helped us to successfully remove the mass without impairing the patient's motor function," Dr. Desaloms stated.
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