New Dual iCT at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

[MUSIC] When Dr. Moses said it was a tumor, to me that’s the second worst word outside of
cancers. I was devastated. Where the tumor was located, I wasn’t sure
I was going to come out of the surgery. [MUSIC]>>My name is Nancy Baron and my
symptoms were at the time about 6 or 7 months ago, that I was having some
pains in the back of my head and then I had some numbness on the
left side of my body. And I called my doctor and said, I need a
neurologist. So I went in and saw him, and he did his
testing. And he looked it over and he said, I’m
going to find you the best person, the best doctor I know for this type of work because you definitely need to have that
tumor removed. And he found me Dr. Olivi.>>The neuroscience team of the Johns
Hopkins Bayview Medical Center includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, and
intensivists and nurses who specialize in neurological
disorders. It’s a, it’s a big team that is capable
of, taking care of the most challenging cases of neurological
disorders that require surgery. [MUSIC]>>One of our latest technical
advancement is indeed the new intraoperative CT scan serving 2
operating rooms. We are one of only few centers to provide
this latest technology, and it is returning big
dividends for our patients.>>This technology entails 2 parts. The first part is the neuronavigation so
we can navigate the brain or the spine, the
vertebral column, in a live fashion using the, the patient’s
specific anatomy with their specific anatomical
deviations that they may have. And the second component of the system is
that once we are finished, we can obtain a CAT scan during surgery to ensure
that everything that was done, was done perfectly, and to
insure that our goals have been met. The machine travels on the tracks on the floor to the patients and therefore we
don’t have to move the patient and therefore,
changes the position and the landmarks that we’re
using. And in addition, we can go back to the
same position after surgery to obtain superimposed images that are, that
is the best way to compare where we have to compare the amount of
tissue that we have removed, for instance we remove tumors and that
precision of the position is fundamental. So it’s very important that we don’t move
the patient around, but the machine goes to
the patient. That approach certainly lessens the amount of in inter-operative complications, and
post operative complications that you might
have as a result of of these procedures.>>Previously, we had to rely on a post
operative cat scan to ensure that the neural elements, brain, spinal cord, nerve
roots, were decompressed and that the hardware
placement was correct. Currently, with this system we can do all
this intra-operatively and guide the extent of our operation and the placement
of our instrumentation accordingly. Surgical outcome relies heavily on
precision, accuracy, and tailoring specific solutions to
specific problems. This system allows us to accomplish
precise, accurate surgery in the, in the safest
fashion.>>The Johns Hopkins [UNKNOWN] Medical
Center has made a significant investment in
something that is certainly on the forefront and
will help a vast number of patients. I think this is very important for the
institution because it is another sign that indeed when a project
is recognized as an innovation that can bring good results
for patients outcome and patients safety that there is a wholeheartedly embracement
of this new technology.>>I wanted every advantage, anything
that I could get you know? After surgery, and we’re talking maybe
half hour later, or an hour later, they tested those reflexes and
I had like 90% back. They were just so excited for me. Then to find that, they got all the tumor,
also. It’s, it’s amazing. It really is.

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