Mark Torchia, University of Manitoba.

Treating inoperable brain tumours with lasers

Dr. Mark G. Torchia and Richard Tyc are the creators of the NeuroBlate System, a medical device that combines a novel laser probe system with real-time image guidance. Using magnetic resonance imaging and sophisticated software, the tool allows neurosurgeons in Canada and abroad to treat brain tumours and other intracranial targets in a minimally invasive way that also reduces post-operative care and health costs.

For more information: University of Manitoba

*Mark Torchia is a 2016 winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.

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