More Details about Advanced Neurosurgical Navigation

General Information  
PublisherThieme Medical Publishers
Publish YearJanuary 1998


An excellent account of the developments which have occurred in neuro-navigation, with thought-provoking insights into the wider applications of equipment...-Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Today neurological surgery stands at a technological crossroad. Revolutionary advances in high-speed graphic computers, informatics, biotechnology, and robotics continue to change the field and open vast new possibilities for improved patient care. In this new book, the advances at work in everyday patient care, as well as revolutionary new systems, now under development are chronicled by the world-renowned team of neurosurgeons, computer scientists, software engineers and others who have led the technological transformations. The book includes full information on transferring medical data into mapping strategies, viewing the clinical applications of stereotaxis, and observing fascinating new image-guided neurosurgical procedures in actual clinical practice. Most importantly, there is a full comparison of the different systems now in use so that the surgeon can make intelligent decisions about which to purchase.

Key Features:-

  • Innovative computer models that show normal neuroanatomy and its pathologic alterations in exquisite
  • The value of fusing state-of-the-art imaging modalities to localize targets for stereotactic neurosu
  • Advanced intraoperative imaging techniques, including modern adaptations of stereotactic frames and
  • The potential of robotic manipulation in cutting edge imaging environments
  • The pros and cons of many of the advanced neurosurgical navigation systems now in use and how each f