The Use of a Small Digital Computer for Stereotactic Surgery
There are many stereotactic systems available for the direction of fine surgical instruments into the deeply situated nuclei of the brain. In some of these techniques the location of the target and the calculation of the corresponding settings on the stereotactic frame are determined by approximate two-dimensional solutions. In others, careful alignment of the axes of the stereotactic frame with the mid-plane of the brain can simplify complicated three-dimensional mathematics to two-dimensional problems. The use of digital computers to calculate accurate frame settings to reach chosen targets in the brain is an obvious but expensive way of eliminating the need for time consuming alignment procedures.
KeywordsReference Frame Linear Displacement Posterior Commissure Stereotactic Frame Stereotactic Surgery
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