UAMS is only the 5th center in the country to get a robotic system to implant electrodes in the brain to identify the source of seizures. The system is called ROSA, and it cuts the time to implant the electrodes down from 10 hours to less than 3. It also eliminates human error and increases accuracy.

This is life-changing technology for many where MRI does not show a tumor or lesion on the brain, when electrodes are needed to find the source of the seizures.

“So the old way of putting electrodes in for monitoring seizures when you don’t have an actual lesion to see on an MRI that you can remove you have to put electrodes in to record electrically,” explains Dr. Serletis.