By Marwan I. Hariz M.D., Ph.D. (auth.), C. B. Ostertag, D. G. T. Thomas, A. Bosch, B. Linderoth, G. Broggi (eds.)
Neurosurgery o/the destiny: pcs and Robots in scientific Neurosurgical perform and in education - a Philosophical trip into the long run Many trendy neurosurgeons think that they already receive solid ends up in operative surgical procedure with the good thing about the working microscope and different aids that have turn into on hand within the final 3 many years and that the advent of pcs and robots to the working theatre is superfluous. besides the fact that, it truly is transparent from analogy with the functionality of the airline pilot, one other occupation the place there are nice calls for on guide ability and on spatial information, that those units do have a lot to provide neurosurgery. Classical neurosurgery, for the period of Cushing, Dandy and Scarff, used to be according to a 3 dimensional photograph of the patient's mind shaped within the surgeon's brain and sometimes illustrated in stylish drawings. Such images have been in line with neuroradiological stories by way of pneumoencephalography, ventriculography or by means of angiography. mostly those stud ies confirmed the presence and place of a lesion by way of displacement of standard mind constructions and the image used to be equipped up via interference. This was once then switched over through the skilled neurosurgeon right into a plan for the craniotomy website and the trajectory of the surgical method. as soon as the mind was once uncovered additional pre-operative details used to be acquired by way of visible inspection and by means of palpation with the mind needle. those classical varieties ofneuroradiology have principally been outmoded by means of computerised tomography and by way of magnetic resonance imaging.
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35) (Arrow: epicenter of superior portion of lesion) 35 Frameless 3D Volume Registration c Fig. 5. ) A B Fig. 6 (A, B). Compression techniques using 4D pyramid to facilitate co-registration of the data sets, from most compressed (least detail) to least compressed (most detail) 36 References 1. Brown L (1992) A survey of image registration techniques, ACM Computing Surveys 24(4): 325-376 2. Burt P (1988) Smart sensing within a pyramid vision machine. Proceedings of the IEEE 76: 8 3. Cohen DS, Lustgarten JH, Miller E, Khandji AG, Goodman RR (1995) Effects of coregistration of MR to CT images on MR stereotactic accuracy.
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D. , and J. o. Dostrovsky3 1 Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, 2Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre, and 3Department of Physiology, The Toronto Hospital Neurological Centre and The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Summary Lesions of the internal segment of the globus pallidus are increasingly being utilized in the surgical treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease, yet studies to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of these procedures are only now being completed.