Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
LITT stands for laser interstitial thermal therapy. The case involves placement of a fiberoptic catheter in the OR which is confirmed with O-Arm imaging. Once the catheter is confirmed, the patient must be transported to MRI without damaging or dislodging the catheter. In MRI, scans are used to confirm placement and then continuous MRI imaging is used while the catheter is used to ablate the target area. Following ablation, post-procedure imaging is performed and then the patient is removed from the scanner. The surgeon removes the catheter and closes the incision. The patient can then be awakened from anesthesia and recovered.