Dr. Cardinale research focuses mainly on advanced neuroimaging processing for surgical planning. Indeed, he introduced the use of many software tools in the Milan SEEG workflow for planning the intracerebral trajectories. This workflow is not only aimed at ameliorating the implantation of intracerebral multi-lead electrodes, but provides multimodal scenes that are very helpful for the interpretation of SEEG recordings and for the planning of brain resections. More than 50 visitors went to Niguarda Hospital to attend to SEEG implantations and to discuss this original workflow.
The neuroimage research activity is aimed not only at surgical planning, but also at studying morphometric properties of cerebral cortex and focal cortical dysplasias (FCD). Dr. Cardinale has published some papers on these topics. Going back to clinical applications, these studies allowed to perform successful surgery in very eloquent brain regions.
Francesco Cardinale, MD, serves as a neurosurgeon at the "Claudio Munari" Epilepsy Surgery Center, Niguarda Hospital, Milano, Italy. Dr. Cardinale activity focuses on stereotactic methodology for implanting intracerebral electrodes aimed at performing Stereo-EEG (SEEG) monitoring, and on brain resective surgery. Dr. Cardinale research focuses mainly on advanced neuroimage processing for surgical planning and on robotic-aided surgery.