Special Issue "Brain Tumors, New Technologies and Augmented Reality"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication and Informatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nicola Montemurro
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Guest Editor
Department of Neurosurgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana (AOUP), University of Pisa, 56010 Pisa, Italy
Interests: brain tumor; glioblastoma multiforme; low-grade glioma; meningioma; schwannoma; augmented reality; tractography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, huge progress has been made in the diagnosis and management of brain tumors.

Every year, new surgical intraoperative and planning tools, such as the use of intraoperative MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), tractography and fluorescent dyes intraoperatively, improve the extent of surgical resection. Similarly recent advances in brain tumor imaging have offered unique anatomical as well as pathophysiological information that provides new insights into brain tumors, directed at facilitating therapeutic decisions and providing information regarding prognosis. In addition to all this, the use of augmented reality and virtual reality in the field of neuroscience and neurosurgery has opened new horizons and new opportunities.

This Special Issue will explore the public health implications and epidemiology of new technology in brain tumors, explore emerging research and innovative strategies to reduce morbidity, and report clinical series reporting new surgical technologies and rehabilitation treatments. We welcome original papers, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical images, and thorough reviews on this interesting topic, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery, endoscopic brain surgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy, and oncological studies that lay emphasis on quality of life.

This Special Issue aims to provide a complex source of up-to-date data used by neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation physicians, neuropsychologists, and biomedical engineers.

Dr. Nicola Montemurro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • brain tumor
  • glioma
  • meningioma
  • schwannoma
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • neuro-navigation technology
  • intraoperative ultrasound
  • awake brain surgery
  • intraoperative fluorescence technology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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