, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 287–290 | Cite as

CT guided stereotaxy based on scout view imaging

  • K. Wester
  • O. Kjartansson
  • S. J. Bakke


A simple and inexpensive method for CT guided stereotaxy is described. The method requires no extra equipment in the interface between the computer tomograph and the stereotaxic frame, and could therefore easily be adopted in most neurosurgical units. With this method, information from the transaxial CT sections is transferred manually via the scout view image to the operation theater skull xrays, and thereby to the stereotaxic frame. The method has proved to be sufficiently accurate for all current non-functional stereotaxic procedures in our department during 30 months of testing.

Key words

Stereotaxic neurosurgery Computed tomography Aiming method 


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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wester
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Kjartansson
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. J. Bakke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryRikshospitaletOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Radiology/NeuroradiologyRikshospitaletOsloNorway

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