Sharp Health News: Zeroing In On Brain Tumors

Dr. Richard Ostrup, a neurosurgeon affiliated with Sharp HealthCare, uses the Zeiss OPMI ® Pentero ® 900, a high-powered microscope to precisely pinpoint brain tumors during surgery.

Dr. Richard Ostrup, a neurosurgeon affiliated with Sharp HealthCare, uses the Zeiss OPMI ® Pentero ® 900, a high-powered microscope to precisely pinpoint brain tumors during surgery.

When it comes to treating tumors in the brain, preciseness is paramount. Any damage to normal tissues can lead to changes in brain function, which can affect a patient’s ability to think, see, hear, speak or move.

It’s critical to limit these side effects as much as possible. For this reason, a new suite of tools at Sharp HealthCare is allowing doctors to pinpoint tumors more accurately, both in the operating room and during radiation treatment.

Read the full story here: http://www.sharp.com/health-news/zeroing-in-on-brain-tumors.cfm

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