UC San Diego Health System has an internationally recognized team of experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, neuropathology and neuroimaging for the comprehensive research and treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors.
We provide a compassionate team approach to patients with primary brain tumors or neurologic complications of cancer.
We are equipped with the latest neuroimaging technology, systems and software available in the world. Our specialists are guided by distinct three-dimensional scans of the brain. Advanced technology means faster accurate diagnoses and precision treatment of brain tumors and their complications.
Clark Chen, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon, shares groundbreaking advances in MRI-guided biopsy of brain abnormalities such as glioblastoma. Advanced technologies at UC San Diego Health System such as Restriction Spectrum Imaging (RSI), MRI-based stereotactic guidance, and MRI-compatible biopsy needles enable neurosurgeons to precisely sample abnormal brain tissue with less risk to healthy structures. These advanced imaging approaches ensure that pathologists make a definitive diagnoses based on diseased tissue.