Jose Francisco Zelasco, Adriana Echeverria, Eduardo Pasqualini, Gustavo Sanchez, Tomas Kelly, Judith Donayo
Stereotaxic Techniques, Brian Navigator, Fiducial Points, Stereotaxic Frame
It has been conceived and designed a stereotaxic frame, which is characterized for being particularly light, dismissible, comfortable portability, that is, it settles in the zone of the skull that has been chosen to access to the brain lesions. The support system assists the neurosurgeon, who will introduce the parameters of the frame. There is also another system to verify the precision reached, to guaranty that the processes is consistent with the planning previously made by the surgeon. An image 3D is made with the base of the frame fixed to the skull, and then the neurosurgeon plans the procedure. Nine fiducial points allows relating both referential systems – the 3D image and the frame –. These points are set in a way that the identification can be assisted. For the planning, the software shows different 3D image cuts to help the surgeon to locate the lesion and to determine the direction of entry of the instrument. Then, the system calculates the 5 parameters that allow the surgical instrument to reach the lesion after traveling the way chosen by the neurosurgeon. The software includes other functionalities.
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Jose Francisco Zelasco, Adriana Echeverria, Eduardo Pasqualini, Gustavo Sanchez, Tomas Kelly, Judith Donayo. (2016) Software Support for a New Stereotaxic Frame. International Journal of Biology and Biomedicine, 1, 60-65