stereotaxy


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ster·e·o·tax·y

(ster'ē-ō-tak'sē),
A precise method of identifying nonvisualized anatomic structures by use of three-dimensional coordinates; more frequently used for brain and spinal surgery.
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ster·e·o·tax·y

(ster'ē-ō-tak'sē)
A precise method of destroying deep-seated brain structures located by use of three-dimensional coordinates.
Synonym(s): stereoencephalotomy, stereotactic surgery, stereotaxic surgery, stereotaxis (3) .
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In combination with Elements Automatic Segmentation, FiberTracking and post-operative Lead Localisation, Elements Stereotaxy is the latest addition to Brainlab's product portfolio and together extend the advanced capabilities for planning as well as intra- and postoperative verification of the lead placement for stereotactic functional neurosurgery.
The stability, reproducibility, and accuracy of frame-based stereotaxy make this procedure an attractive alternative to trajectory-based procedures, where real-time feedback is less critical, and have provided a reliable method for accurately targeting deep-brain structures.
Originally stereotaxy was developed by the physician Robert Henry Clarke (1850-1926) who worked together with the pioneer of British Neurosurgery Victor Horsley (1857-1916) at the University College in London since 1880.
Russ, Practical Stereotaxy, Plenum Press, New York, NY (19X6).
Lesion sampling is often nonrepresentative, and biopsies, particularly stereotaxy specimens, may be minute.
GE also released the Senographe Essential Interventional, an add-on digital stereotaxy option on the Senographe Essential digital mammography platform.
Measurements and calculations in three dimensions are the basis for stereotaxy, which is the precise location of a target within a defined area.
Fins, "Constructing an Ethical Stereotaxy for Severe Brain Injury: Balancing Risks, Benefits and Access, Nature Reviews Neuroscience 4 (2003): 323-27.
Traditional stereotaxy is a method used in neurosurgery for locating points within the brain using an external frame.
An Automatic Registration Method for Frameless Stereotaxy, Image Guided Surgery, and Enhanced Reality Visualization.