Robotic stereotactic assistance brain surgery
ROSA, or robotic stereotactic assistance, is a robot like-device, which neurosurgeons at OHSU use to place electrodes in the brain to treat epilepsy. The procedure provides precise GPS-like imagery to guide placement of needle-like electrodes inside the brain. OHSU is the only hospital in Oregon that provides this technology to treat epilepsy.
Most advanced medical imaging
Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
OHSU Doernbecher has the first pediatric intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility on the West Coast. The Doernbecher intraoperative MRI, or iMRI for short, uses a 3-Tesla magnet, which is incredibly powerful, to generate high-resolution images right in the operating room. The 10-ton unit glides from an adjacent room on industrial-strength rails, then retracts when the scan is finished. Bringing the MRI into the operating room means surgeons do not need to move delicate pediatric patients in and out of the operating room during surgery.
Intraoperative computed tomography (iCT)
This new technique uses advanced medical imaging to improve the accuracy and safety of placement of electrodes in the brain (e.g. deep brain stimulation). Patients do not need to be awake during this surgery. An MRI of the patient’s brain is obtained before surgery and during surgery a CT scan provides improved clarity for surgeons to place electrodes.
Stereotactic computer assisted neurosurgery
Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC)
Digital patient data
Electronic medical records
OHSU uses the EpicCare electronic medical record (EMR) system, and is effectively paperless.
The EpicCare system provides ease and completeness of both the documentation process, and billing for services.
Telemedicine Network: Partnering with InTouch Health®'s state-of-the-art technology.
The OHSU Telemedicine Network has launched and is working towards bringing access to stroke neurologists, 24/7, to patients in community hospitals throughout the state of Oregon. Through this network, physicians at participating hospitals will be able to consult with stroke specialists to help diagnose and collaborate in development of treatment plans for their patients.