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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 91, Issue 3–4, pp 147–150 | Cite as

Cerebral angiography under stereotactic conditions

  • J. R. Moringlane
  • B. Lippitz
  • C. B. Ostertag
Technical Note

Summary

A simple system for cerebral angiography under stereotactic conditions using standard components is described. X-ray tubes and power generator belong to the usual equipment of the stereotact operating room. A film changer and an injection pump were integrated into the stereotactic arrangement. Angiographic documents with reduced X-ray magnification were obtained. For topographical orientation 5 films per seriogram were sufficient. The system also allows stereoscopic viewing by performing an additional oblique sequence after the head ring is rotated exactly 6 degrees. The combination of the necessary diagnostic procedures, as CT scan, angiography, ventriculography, serial biopsy within a single three coordinate reference system offers considerable advantages for brain tumour patients.

Keywords

Stereotaxy cerebral angiography brain tumour biopsy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Moringlane
    • 1
  • B. Lippitz
    • 1
  • C. B. Ostertag
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Stereotaktische NeurochirurgieNeurochirurgische Klinik der Universität des SaarlandesHomburgGermany

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