Can intraoperative MRI replace 5-ALA in brain tumor surgery?

C. Senft, M. Mittelbronn, M.T. Forster, S. Dützmann, K. Franz, E. Hattingen & V. Seifert
Objective: Recent evidence suggests that the extent of resection (EOR) is a prognosticator for patients harboring gliomas. The use of both, intraoperative MRI- (iMRI) and 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been proven to improve the extent of resection in glioma surgery. Our aim was to compare iMRI with[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]