magnetic stereotaxis

magnetic stereotaxis

A surgical procedure in which a magnetic probe towing a catheter is inserted into various tissues (e.g., the brain, now primarily in the heart) and positioned by superconducting magnets under NMR guidance. The technique is now primarily used for localising and ablating sites in the cardiac conduction pathway found responsible for arrhythmias. In the brain, compared to conventional stereotactic surgery, MS reduces operating time and tissue destruction.

magnetic stereotaxis

Neurosurgery A surgical procedure in which a magnetic probe towing a catheter is inserted through a small hole in the brain, and positioned by superconducting magnets under NMR guidance; compared to conventional stereotactic surgery, MS↓ operating time and ↓ brain destruction. Cf Stereotaxis.
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The magnetic stereotaxis system, developed by Stereotaxis and the Washington University School of Medicine's Barnes-Jewish Hospital, both in St.