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Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics features AIM Center research

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics published an article featuring research conducted by the Children's Health Analytical Imaging and Modeling (AIM) Center team as its cover story for the June 2017 issue. The interdisciplinary study led by Dr. Christopher Derderian and Dr. Rami Hallac, "Three-dimensional changes in head shape after extended sagittal strip craniectomy with wedge ostectomies and helmet therapy," was co-authored by the Children's Health AIM Center team, the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern, and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The article features advanced analytical techniques that assess surgical outcomes in patients with sagittal craniosynostosis. These techniques model the changes that take place in the shape of the whole skull following surgery, which provide surgeons better insights into the changes that occur after sagittal strip craniectomy.

To read the article, click here.

The AIM Center, directed by Dr. Alex Kane, has been established as a non-radiologic imaging core facility for use by clinical and research faculty at Children's Medical Center Dallas. It offers the latest and most advanced imaging technologies to aid in modeling every aspect of the body. Dr. Hallac, overseer of the scientific aspects of the AIM Center, sees collaborative and interdisciplinary research as a crucial role of the Center. The Center's research initiatives strive to tackle challenging clinical problems to improve patient care. 

Since 1944, Journal of Neurosurgery has received worldwide recognition for its authoritative articles on clinical and laboratory research, innovative surgical techniques and instruments; as well as its rigorous focus on the highest-quality scientific and medical advances.