Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 3
The Usefulness of Intraoperative Mobile Computed Tomography in Severe Head Trauma
Graziano TADDEI1, Alessandro RICCI1, Francesco DI COLA1, Giuliano MASELLI1, Sara MARZI1, Renato J. GALZIO2
1S. Salvatore Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, L’Aquila, Italy
2University of L’Aquila, Health Sciences, L’Aquila, Italy
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5474-11.0 With modern technology, intraoperative computed tomography scans are being used in neurosurgical operative rooms. A case of severe head trauma is reported to underline how intraoperative computed tomography can improve the treatment of traumatic lesions, without changing the operative setup, with safety for patients and surgeons. The ability to perform an intraoperative computed tomography scan rapidly, at any surgical step, and with no need of any change in the operative room set or of moving the patient from the operative table improves safety both for the patient and surgeon. Intraoperative computed tomography is a very helpful tool during surgery for complex cases when a rapid evaluation of surgical manoeuvres is required. Keywords : Intraoperative computed tomography, Head trauma, Hematoma, Mobile computed tomography, Ceretom