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Interactive computer graphic image analysis for functional neurosurgery

Interactive computer graphic image analysis for functional neurosurgery

Applied Neurophysiology 50(1-6): 42-44

This study deals with the use of microcomputer graphic analysis of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in functional neurosurgical procedures. Three patients (2 treated for thalamotomy and 1 for thalamic stimulation) had preadmission MRI scans which delineated the classic internal landmarks used in functional neurosurgery. These data were then manipulated and stored using a microcomputer-based graphic analysis system. Intraoperative pattern matching of preadmission graphics with the intraoperative skull X-rays allowed determination of the planned target in the x, y and z coordinates. The accuracy of the graphics FM-PC and AC-PC points was confirmed with the use of ventriculography, stimulation, and postoperative MRI scans. This simple, inexpensive method obviates the need for ventriculography, sedation, intraoperative MRI with a scan-compatible frame, and has the accuracy necessary for functional procedures.

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