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stereotactic

 [ster″e-o-tak´tik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by precise positioning in space; said especially of discrete areas of the brain that control specific functions.
2. pertaining to types of brain surgery that use a system of three-dimensional coordinates to locate the site to be operated on.
3. thigmotactic (see thigmotaxis).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ster·e·o·tac·tic

, stereotaxic (ster'ē-ō-tak'tik, -tak'sik),
Relating to stereotaxis or stereotaxy.
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ster·e·o·tac·tic

, stereotaxic (ster'ē-ō-tak'tik, -sik)
Relating to stereotaxis or stereotaxy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Stereotactic

Characterized by precise positioning in space. When applied to radiosurgery, stereotactic refers to a system of three-dimensional coordinates for locating the target site.
Mentioned in: Radiation Therapy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive radiation therapy procedure performed for treatment of a variety of tumour types as well as certain types of vascular and neurological abnormalities.
In our study, the diagnostic sensitivity of frameless stereotactic biopsy which is a new method was 95.8%.
Gamma knife radiosurgery has been the gold standard in stereotactic radiosurgical systems for treating VS, but with a hearing preservation rate ranging from only 55% to 79%.[5],[18],[19],[20],[21],[22] In 2004, Ishihara[23] reviewed a series of 38 VS patients, of which 14 initially had serviceable (good to excellent) hearing (GR I or II) before CK-SRS.
Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy: an interesting alternative to stereotactic radiosurgery in acromegaly.
* Aim: To study the outcome of patients who underwent Stereotactic aspiration of intracranial bleed.
Stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsies are often performed with the patient prone, although add-on upright units are available for stereotactic biopsy.
The NCCC is one of only 17 centres in the UK with the expertise and capability to deliver stereotactic radiosurgery - a very precise, intense form of radiation therapy - to patients with certain types of brain tumours.
Medical technology company Xcision Medical Systems LLC said on Monday that Azienda Universitaria Integrata di Udine (ASUIUD) in Italy has announced its plans to acquire the GammaPod Stereotactic Radiotherapy System for the treatment of breast cancer.
Now physicians report success with mapping the source of the electrical malfunction and precisely zapping (ablating) it with stereotactic radiation therapy, a treatment normally reserved for treating tumors.
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