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Stereotaxy

A method in neurosurgery for locating points within the brain using an external, three-dimensional frame of reference usually based on the Cartesian coordinate system.

Stereotaxy is a neurosurgical technique that can take several hours to reach a specific target, typically utilizing a mechanical frame and guided by preoperative imaging. An error in any one of the numerous steps or deviations of the target anatomy from the preoperative plan such as brain shift (up to mm), may affect the targeting accuracy and thus the treatment effectiveness 1).

see Robotic Stereotaxy.

1)
Li G, Su H, Cole GA, Shang W, Harrington K, Camilo A, Pilitsis JG, Fischer GS. Robotic system for MRI-guided stereotactic neurosurgery. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Apr;62(4):1077-88. PubMed PMID: 25376035; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4428978.
stereotaxy.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/06 17:16 by administrador