Robotic through-the-cheek brain surgery now possible inside the all-seeing eye of an MRI

MRI scanner
Responsible epilepsy surgery now demands precision control of surgical instruments to get up close to the cells that cause it. Faced with the impossibility of bringing a machine into the OR that transforms gas cylinders into missiles, researchers at Vanderbilt are now proposing to do the only other thing left -- bring the surgery into the MRI.