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Comparison of the viewing wand and the BRW stereotaxy systems
Author(s): Kenneth S. Heiferman; Kevin E. Cramer
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Paper Abstract

Intracranial lesions are invisible and exploration can be hazardous to the patient's postoperative quality of life. The first generation of neurosurgeons relied on their knowledge of neurology and anatomy to try to locate the patient's lesion. In general, this did not produce satisfactory results. Improvements in neuroradiology, neuroanesthesia, and neurosurgical techniques have diminished the proportion of the brain viewed as inoperable. These improvements have significantly improved patient outcomes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154948
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Kenneth S. Heiferman, Chicago Institute of NeuroSurgery & NeuroResearch (United States)
Kevin E. Cramer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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