The Penn Center for Skull Base Surgery is supported by the most extensive, state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic imaging facilities in the region.
Diagnostic resources for cranial disorders include:
- Cranial nerve monitoring during surgery to identify and preserve vision, hearing, balance, facial expressions, speech and swallowing
- Interventional angiography to define critical blood vessel structure and decrease blood loss during certain vascular procedures
- Intraoperative computer-assisted navigation to identify the precise location of tumors in relation to surrounding vital tissues
- Neuroradiologic mapping that produces highly precise clinical imaging of advanced tumors within the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (rest of the body) nervous system