The primary theme of research in the Neurological Surgery Department's Imaging
Laboratory is Computer Assisted Surgery. Specifically, our goal is to provide neurological surgeons with assistance during open, stereotactic procedures, as well
as radiosurgical procedures. Central to Computer Assisted Surgery is the use of structural and functional medical imaging data for pre-operative treatment planning, intra-operative guidance, and post-operative outcome assessment. The Imaging Laboratory's current research emphases are in three areas: (1) the development
of tissue engineered implants for cranial repair, (2) photodynamic therapy of brain tumors, and (3) automated treatment planning of radiosurgical procedures.