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Simple accuracy enhancing techniques in neuronavigation


Stieglitz, Lennart Henning; Raabe, Andreas; Beck, Jürgen (2015). Simple accuracy enhancing techniques in neuronavigation. World Neurosurgery, 84(2):580-584.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation is an essential tool in cranial neurosurgery. Despite continuing improvements in the technologies used for neuronavigation, certain events can lead to unacceptable mismatches. To provide the best possible outcome for the patients, surgeons need to do everything possible to reduce mismatches.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Some simple techniques can greatly improve neuronavigation accuracy and patient safety. We describe two simple methods that were developed or refined in the Department of Neurosurgery at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland: the transdermal navigation landmark and use of bone screws for co-registration.
CONCLUSIONS: Both techniques are easy to use, do not require expensive additional instruments, and are helpful in procedures involving neuronavigation.

BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation is an essential tool in cranial neurosurgery. Despite continuing improvements in the technologies used for neuronavigation, certain events can lead to unacceptable mismatches. To provide the best possible outcome for the patients, surgeons need to do everything possible to reduce mismatches.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Some simple techniques can greatly improve neuronavigation accuracy and patient safety. We describe two simple methods that were developed or refined in the Department of Neurosurgery at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland: the transdermal navigation landmark and use of bone screws for co-registration.
CONCLUSIONS: Both techniques are easy to use, do not require expensive additional instruments, and are helpful in procedures involving neuronavigation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:25 March 2015
Deposited On:15 Feb 2016 14:05
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:16
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1878-8750
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2015.03.025
PubMed ID:25819528

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