Every Radiotherapist should have access to location of functions in the brain relative to brain tumors to assess the therapy in relation to possible function loss of the patient.
Lack of standardized protocols, and threats to reliability of the results due to invisible but significant artifacts stand in the way of wide clinical application of functional MRI (fMRI). Braincarta creates and validates standard protocols for image acquisition, and determines the reliability of the fMRI brain activity maps using fully automated data analysis programs based on many years of experience in clinical context, combined with a large database of subjects. Robust and validated advances in image acquisition and processing are incorporated in software specifically written for clinical application. The software combined with detailed step-by-step manuals eliminates the current need for trained, specialized personnel, making functional MRI accessible to most radiology departments.
Braincarta provides clinicians with the technology to locate functions in patients with brain disorders. Scans are performed locally at the customers Radiology Department, and Braincarta provides a detailed set of instructions for technicians, and tasks for the patient. The data are analyzed on the protected network of Braincarta, after upload of the DICOM data via secure internet connection. Product levels range from a PDF report on reliability of the data and fMRI activity superimposed on anatomy, to DICOM files with active foci that can be read into treatment planning software for neurosurgery (neuronavigation) or stereotactic radiotherapy. Braincarta does not provide hardware for stimulus presentation but can recommend off-the-shelf solutions.