Improving Glioma Surgery

The Neurosurgical Oncology Laboratory of Ian F. Parney, M.D., Ph.D., at Mayo Clinic seeks to develop and rigorously test techniques facilitating aggressive surgical resection for gliomas while maintaining or improving safety. To accomplish this goal, the research team integrates functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging tractography into image-guidance systems and intraoperative MRI. This imaging correlates with intraoperative electrophysiological mapping and pursuing novel strategies such as fluorescence-guided resection to accomplish the lab's goals.