Conceptual idea for brain tumour treatment through intra-arterial pathways
Brain Disorders & Therapy

Brain Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-975X

Conceptual idea for brain tumour treatment through intra-arterial pathways

International Conference on Neuro Oncology and Rehabilitation

July 21-22, 2016 Brisbane, Australia

Michael Friebe

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Keynote: Brain Disord Ther

Abstract :

There are many invasive (removal of the tumour tissue through skull based access) and non-invasive medical treatment strategies (mainly radiation therapy); very often also a combination of both. We have created a new device that would allow using the vascular structure as a possible pathway for treating intracranial diseases. One option would be the placement of radiation seeds directly into a brain tumour. The main issues with this catheter based approach are the defined puncture of the vessel, the prevention of liquid exchange (blood / brain), sealing of the vessel after the procedure, and the accurate placement and control of the procedure using external diagnostic imaging. The catheter based device guided and controlled by 3D X-ray (ArtisZeego, Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany), is presented consisting of a one-sided triple-hole balloon, a tube feeding this balloon and a second tube combined with a guide assistant for the puncture and treatment. 3D shaped X-ray markers allow accurate placement. The presented pathway could be an alternative tumour access and particularly well suited for placements of small radioactive seeds.

Biography :

Michael Friebe PhD, has been involved in diagnostic imaging and image guided therapeutic products and services, as founder/innovator/CEO investor and scientist. He currently is a Board Member of two startup R&D companies, as well as investment partner of a medical technology startup-fund. He is an Affiliated Professor with the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP) at TU München, and full Professor of Image Guided Therapies at the Otto-von-Guericke- University in Magdeburg, Germany. He is listed inventor of more than 60 patent applications and the author of numerous papers.

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