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The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop

March 15, 2017

The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held with 98 registered attendees on March 14-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. The overall goal of this workshop series is to foster a discourse in translational research in image-guided therapy in the NIH-funded community, and to communicate the availability of NCIGT as a national resource for tools and technologies in the field. Similar to...

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Agar Lab Awarded National Cancer Institute Grant

October 24, 2016

 

Nathalie Agar, PhD, director of the Surgical Molecular Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, is part of a collaboration that was recently awarded a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC). 

Mayo Clinic, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the University of Minnesota and the Agar Lab are all...

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A Review of the First Year of AMIGO

August 19, 2012

Over the past year, we have launched a number of new programs for several important conditions that are forwarding the mission of the Advanced Advanced Multimodality Multimodality Image Guided Operating Operating suite to demonstrate demonstrate that advanced imaging and image‐based information may be integrated into surgical and interventional procedures to provide improved clinical outcomes and long term prognosis....

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Researchers Develop New Tool to Help Brain Surgeons in Operating Room

February 1, 2013

Distinguishing the border between normal and cancerous brain areas can often be difficult for surgeons attempting to remove tumors. But a new tool may change this, allowing more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery to help surgeons quickly make the call between healthy and cancerous tissue.

So far, the tool has successfully identified the cancer type, severity and tumor margins from tissue samples of five brain surgery patients, according to a new study conducted by researchers from BWH’s departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Pathology, and Purdue...

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BWH Unveils New AMIGO Suite

May 6, 2011

On May 4, BWH unveiled the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, which gives interventional radiologists and surgeons immediate access to a full array of advanced imaging modalities for use during multiple procedures. The integrated, 5,700-square-foot area is divided into three sterile procedure rooms—joined internally by sliding doors—that house real-time imaging modalities like X-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound, as well as cross sectional digital imaging systems like CT, high field strength MRI and high resolution PET. ...

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True ‘AMIGOS’

November 14, 2011

On her way into the operating room, Laura Albanese wasn’t frightened about undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. Instead, she was confident, feeling as though she were surrounded by friends.

“It was like we were Charlie’s Angels, a force to be reckoned with,” she said, recounting the moments before surgery when her care team wheeled her into the operating suite. “It was unbelievable.”

Albanese’s operation was performed in BWH’s new Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, a one-of-a-kind set-up that gives interventional radiologists and surgeons...

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Innovative Operating Room

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Innovative Operating Room

December 26, 2011

The surgical suite is the first of its kind in the world and will facilitate improvements in surgical and interventional care.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has begun providing care to patients in the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite. AMIGO is the first operating room in the world to combine all forms of advanced imaging modalities in...

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