News and Events
BWH Bulletin on Breast Research in AMIGO: Research into Breast Cancer Procedure Could Prevent Repeat Surgeries. Read more...
In Memoriam: Paul Morrison, Medical Physicist
BWH Radiology mourns the loss of Paul Morrison, MS, who died on September 24 after battling cancer. A medical physicist whose expertise encompassed MRI and laser safety, Mr. Morrison worked at BWH for more than 20 years. Colleagues described their admiration for his kind, thoughtful demeanor and devotion to his family, friends and co-workers.
Navigation options in the AMIGO suite expanded to include the Megrez System by Symbow Medical
The Megrez navigation system (Symbow Medical, Beijing, China) was installed in the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Symbowmed joins the family of navigation systems present in AMIGO which include products from BrainLab, Hologic, Robin Medical, and St. Jude. Megrez is a portable system designed to support interventional therapeutic procedures under image guidance, to realize both real-time interactive and offline navigation. Its unique MRI compatible features enabled integration with the high field 3T MRI scanner in AMIGO. The system was also integrated with the PET/CT scanner with the intention to support interventional guidance under both morphological and functional information. The system is being technically evaluated by BWH scientists, with regards to accuracy, safety and efficiency. Possible clinical applications include brain biopsy, and percutaneous abdominal procedures such as biopsy and cryotherapy. The addition of this equipment may aid in the AMIGO team’s efforts to fully utilize all three rooms of the suite. Although similar equipment is available in the center operating room, it is not MRI compatible. The use of Megrez is expected to increase the types of procedures that can be performed in the MRI procedure room.
On Thursday, April 12th, the AMIGO staff treated the 100th patient in the suite. More...
The topic for this workshop is "Advanced Imaging Technologies and Methods for Image Guided Therapy" and the goal is to learn about state of the art and future trends in imaging for therapy.
BWH Unveils “Unprecedented Opportunity and One-Of-A-Kind Setting”. On May 4, 2011, Brigham and Women’s leapt into the future of image guided therapy with the much anticipated unveiling of the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite (AMIGO) suite. More...
Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite (AMIGO) is a patient-friendly environment where physicians and engineers, surgeons and radiologists all work closely together. More...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The five-year, $15 million P41 grant will allow the center to continue its work focused on the multidisciplinary development of innovative image-guided intervention technologies to enable effective, less invasive clinical treatments that are not only more economical, but also produce better results for patients. More...
Imaging courses offered March-May 2010 by Harvard Catalyst (funded by NCRR), a strong collaborator of NCIGT. These are open to all members of the greater Harvard community. These courses cover both general and current state of the art medical imaging and image processing capabilities and are designed to better acquaint clinicians and scientists with the tools and technologies available in this important field. More...
Sponsored by the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy (NCIGT) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), this workshop focused on Multimodal Imaging in the Operating Room. The goal is to learn about state of the art and future trends in operating suites that use more than one imaging modality, and serve more than one clinical specialty.
AMIGO Ground Breaking
Non-Invasive, Radiation-Free Technology as Pain-Killing Treatment for Bone Metastases.
A Prostate Cancer Foundation Report.
First International MRgFUS Symposium 2008
The meeting is of interest to researchers, clinicians, managers, educators and commentators, and will provide a comprehensive overview of this rapidly evolving field. More...
The Spotlight article in the May 13, 2008 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin features Focused Ultrasound and the NCIGT Clinical workshop.
The Operating Room of the Future
Advanced imaging technologies are transforming therapy
NCRR Reporter, Summer 2008 Vol. XXXII, No. 2
New Treatment Bubbles Up from Old Imaging Technology
The Spotlight article in the May 13, 2008 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin features Focused Ultrasound and the March 2008 NCIGT Clinical workshop.
2008 Clinical IGT Workshop
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy (NCIGT) at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, organized a workshop on Clinical Image-Guided Therapy: Opportunities and Needs.
MICCAI 2007 workshop
The Insight Software Consortium (ISC) and the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) will host a one-day MICCAI 2007 workshop featuring peer-reviewed, Open Science publications that highlight open source data and software.
Registration Workshop, MICCAI 2007
Statistical Registration: Pair-wise and Group-wise Alignment and Atlas Formation, co-organized by Dr. William Wells at the Surgical Planning Laboratory, is to be held in conjunction with MICCAI 2007.
Brain Science Foundation - Meningioma Awareness Day
This conference will be the first to focus exclusively on the health issues experienced by patients of meningioma, the most common type of all primary brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
New Hi-Tech Images Guide Surgeons' Hands
SIGNA MRT Serial# 000 Obituary
This system really had a most remarkable history. The first human procedure on April 15 1994, a biopsy of a pelvic tumor was the start of many clinical firsts.
Symposium on MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
The purpose of the symposium is to demonstrate both the clinical capabilities and research opportunities for focused ultrasound techniques.
7th National Forum on Biomedical Imaging in Oncology
The forum focuses on mechanisms, processes, and supporting infrastructure necessary for conducting clinical trials of scientific interest to academia and NCI.
Edward M. Kennedy Award for Healthcare Innovation
The honor went to doctors and scientists who make up the CIMIT Image Guided Therapy team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
NCIGT Open System Architecture Workshop
The National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT), in partnership with the National Alliance for Medical Image Analysis (NA-MIC) is organizing a workshop on Open System Architecture for Image-Guided Therapy.
MRI-Guided Therapy Symposium-Focus on Cryotherapy
The Symposium is a comprehensive program presenting practical aspects to assist in developing an MRI-guided cryoablation program.
BWH completes 1,000th Intraoperative MR-guided Craniotomy, as it marks the 10th anniversary of this landmark procedure. As a national leader in the Neurosciences and one of only 10 U.S. hospitals with the resources and expertise to perform intraoperative MR-guided craniotomies, BWH is the first hospital in the world to perform 1,000 of them.