Using High Definition Fiber Tracking in Surgery

July 18, 2012 -- High definition fiber tracking, or HDFT, provides colorful, detailed images of the brain's fiber network that accurately reflect brain anatomy observed in surgical and laboratory studies, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. The colorful scans can provide valuable insight into patient symptoms and the prospect for recovery, and can help surgeons plan their approaches to remove tumors and abnormal blood vessels in the brain.