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Prinses Máxima Centrum

The Máxima Center and the WKZ are building an operating room with an adjacent MRI scanner

The Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, part of the UMC Utrecht, and the Princess Máxima Center are jointly building a hypermodern operating room to treat brain tumours in children. This 'Intra-operative MRI-OK' will be ready in mid-2022. In addition to regular OR operations, it will then also be possible to use a new innovative development, such as the IO MRI-OK. Worldwide, there are only a few places where such a combination of MRI and OR is used in practice.
An MRI in the operating theatre has important advantages. It makes it possible to take new MRI scans of the operating field during a neurosurgical operation. This way, we have an up-to-date view of the anatomical proportions. This gives doctors real-time information on the size of the remaining tumour and its relationship to the healthy surrounding brain tissue. The neurosurgeon can thus remove more tumour tissue more safely and accurately and possibly avoid another operation.