Preoperative embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors: current practice and center experience.

Pikis S, Itshayek E, Barzilay Y, Hasharoni A, Kaplan L, Gomori M, Cohen JE. Pubmed Preoperative transarterial embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors has been extensively used, and is considered to be a highly effective adjuvant technique in reducing intraoperative blood loss during surgery. Moreover, it has been reported to increase the feasibility and safety of Read more about Preoperative embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors: current practice and center experience.[…]

Assessment of vasculature of meningiomas and the effects of embolization with intra-arterial MR perfusion imaging: a feasibility study

Martin AJ1, Cha S, Higashida RT, Cullen SP, Halbach V, Dowd CF, McDermott MW, Saloner DA. Pubmed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:¬†Embolization of meningiomas has emerged as a preoperative adjuvant therapy that has proved effective in mitigating blood loss during surgical resection. Arterial supply to these tumors is typically identified by diffuse areas of parenchymal staining after Read more about Assessment of vasculature of meningiomas and the effects of embolization with intra-arterial MR perfusion imaging: a feasibility study[…]

Intra-Arterial MR Perfusion Imaging of Meningiomas: Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography and Intravenous MR Perfusion Imaging

Mark A. Lum,1Alastair J. Martin,2Matthew D. Alexander,2David B. McCoy,2Daniel L. Cooke,2Prasheel Lillaney,2Parham Moftakhar,2Matthew R. Amans,2Fabio Settecase,2Andrew Nicholson,2Christopher F. Dowd,2,3,4,5Van V. Halbach,2,3,4,5Randall T. Higashida,2,3,4,5Michael W. McDermott,3David Saloner,2 and Steven W. Hetts2,* Pubmed Background and Purpose: To evaluate the ability of IA MR perfusion to characterize meningioma blood supply. Methods: Studies were performed in a suite comprised Read more about Intra-Arterial MR Perfusion Imaging of Meningiomas: Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography and Intravenous MR Perfusion Imaging[…]