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Fast spin echo image distortion correction for MR-guided stereotactic pallidotomy
Author(s): Thilaka S. Sumanaweera; Kelvin Lim; Gary H. Glover; Paul F. Hemler; Gary Heit; Petra A. van den Elsen; Gerald Silverberg; Sandy Napel
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Paper Abstract

We present a method to reduce the geometric distortion in fast spin echo (FSE) images to levels appropriate for guiding stereotactic pallidotomy. We quantify the accuracy of FSE- guided target localization before and after correction using a cadaver head model. These results strongly suggest that stereotactic pallidotomy can be performed using MR and stimulation responses alone, thus avoiding the morbidity associated with pallidotomy and the costs of x-ray apparatus and personnel during surgery. This method, however, must be tested further and validated clinically before it can be applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237835
Show Author Affiliations
Thilaka S. Sumanaweera, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Kelvin Lim, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Gary H. Glover, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Paul F. Hemler, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Gary Heit, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Petra A. van den Elsen, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Gerald Silverberg, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Sandy Napel, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2708:
Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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