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Invited Talk by Prof. Benoit Dawant: Advances in Pre-operative Planning of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgeries

Benoit Dawant

Prof. Benoit Dawant
ViSE Steering Committee Chair and Center Director
Professor for Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • Time: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Location: Fakultätsraum, MI 00.12.019, Garching

Advances in Pre-operative Planning of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgeries

Abstract: The talk will encompass two parts. In the first part, Prof. Dawant will introduce their work for image-guided Deep-Brain-Stimulation (DBS) neurosurgeries, facilitating the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases of DBS surgery. The system, which consists of a data repository called CranialVault and of a suite of software tools called CranialVault Explorer (CRAVE), is the first system designed to provide assistance for all phases of the procedure, from preoperative planning to surgical implantation and device programming. Their research lead to the founding of a company called Neurotargeting Inc., which recently received NIH STTR Phase II funding, for turning the research prototype into a FDA-approved commercial medical product. The second part of the talk will cover their work on improved and image-guided programming of cochlear-implant hearing aids, using pre- and post-operative CT scans to optimize the stimulation of neurons by implanted electrodes. The non-invasive (i.e. non-surgical) process of implant re-programming improves the spectral resolution of the implant and thus greatly enhances the ability to discern noises and recognize speech.

Title: Advances in Pre-operative Planning of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgeries
Date: 17 April 2013
Location: Room 00.12.019, FMI-Building
Abstract: Prof. Dawant will give the latest status on their Cranial-Vault system, which allows improved multi-modal image-guided pre-operative planning, intra-operative navigation and post-operative atlas building of Deep-Brain-Stimulation neurosurgeries.
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