Mayo Clinic helps patients find the right answer the first time. Advanced diagnostic imaging technology helps our teams of experts provide patients with accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans. Our clinician researchers are always working on the latest diagnostic and treatment options — bringing the latest in medical science to patients faster.

Because our physicians are also researchers and educators, Mayo Clinic is on the forefront of new diagnostic and treatment options. Mayo applies medical discoveries to tailor treatment based on a precise diagnosis, giving patients the exact care they need.

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Mayo Clinic is Top-Ranked for Neurology and Neurosurgery

As one of the world's largest neurology and neurosurgery practices, Mayo Clinic treats more than 500 different conditions and performs more than 8,000 surgeries per year. Our comprehensive team of specialists coordinate and work through a single electronic health record, making your care seamless. Mayo Clinic's Minnesota, Arizona and Florida campuses are ranked among the Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Advanced Technology Allows for Precision in Diagnosis

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic uses advanced diagnostic imaging technology to see more detail and create the right treatment plan.

88 percent of patients who came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis, according to a recent study. Learn more. >>

Mayo Clinic offers the latest technology in neurosurgery to maximize patient safety and improve outcomes. Technical advances are thoughtfully integrated into all aspects of neurosurgical care, from workup and diagnosis through surgery and postoperative care. Mayo Clinic was the first center in North America to use clinical 7-Tesla MR which helps to uncover abnormalities that aren’t detected using MRI with lower magnet strengths. The new imaging provides enhanced detail, which helps teams of experts determine the best treatment options.

Pioneering Brain Tumor Care

Mayo Clinic is a leader in the diagnostics and treatment of brain tumors. Through advanced molecular diagnostics, our teams of experts identify the exact type of brain tumor and help guide treatment options for the best possible outcome.

New technologies and cutting-edge research allow Mayo Clinic surgeons to prepare and plan for complex brain tumor removal. Such innovations, including F-DOPA PET scans, help determine where and how large the tumor is which helps physicians target the tumor more efficiently through radiation or surgery. Newly developed magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and related slip interface imaging show brain tumor firmness and adhesion prior to the surgery.

Mayo Clinic surgeons often remove tumors that other physicians may consider to be inoperable. Using intraoperative MRI and awake brain surgery, helps reduce the risk of damage to functional areas of the brain that may impact movement, vision or speech.

In addition to surgery, Mayo Clinic teams use innovative technology including proton beam therapy and researched-based therapies including new medications, viral therapies and immunotherapies.

Robotic-Assisted Spinal Surgery Improves Outcomes

Mayo Clinic experts use the latest in technology to treat a variety of spine conditions. Robotic surgery, or robotic guidance surgery, is used for the placement of spinal instrumentation in cases of instability caused by degenerative disease, trauma, or tumors. Patients undergoing robotic-assisted spinal surgery have shown less need for pain medications and faster recovery times. When spine surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary team works to improve outcomes and reduce hospital stays through minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques.

New, Innovative Treatments for Drug Resistant Epilepsy

As our doctors continuously conduct research that improves imaging techniques, new treatment therapies may be available to patients who have drug resistant epilepsy and may benefit from a refined diagnosis. There are multiple treatment options available for epilepsy. Unfortunately, seizures remain inadequately controlled with currently available therapies in one-third of patients with epilepsy. As a Level 4 comprehensive epilepsy center — the highest rating designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) — Mayo Clinic is positioned to identify the best treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy patients. These treatment options may include clinical trials, neurostimulation devices and, in some cases, surgery.

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