Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery

  • Norihiko Tamaki
  • Kazumasa Ehara
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-VIII
  2. Technical Advances in Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery — Frameless, Armless Systems to Robotic Microscopes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Vilsmeier, Fotios Nisiropoulos
      Pages 23-37
    3. Lucia Zamorano, Federico C. Vinas, Razvan Buciuc, Zhaowei Jiang, Fernando G. Diaz
      Pages 43-55
  3. Various Applications of Computer-Assisted Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Michael W. Mcdermott, Alan Jacobs
      Pages 59-68
    3. Takayuki Ohira, Masato Ochiai, Takeshi Kawase, Masatoshi Wada, Katsushige Nakamura
      Pages 69-75
    4. Kazuhiko Nonomura, Tetsuo Kanno, Kazuhiro Katada, Masato Abe, Tsukasa Kawase, Isao Okuma et al.
      Pages 76-85
    5. Lucia Zamorano, Razvan Buciuc, Federico C. Vinas, Fernando G. Diaz
      Pages 86-98
  4. Advanced Neurosurgical Planning Using Computer-Assisted Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Kintomo Takakura, Hiroshi Iseki, Takeyoshi Dohi
      Pages 101-104
    3. Kiyoyuki Chinzei, Takemasa Kawamoto, Takaomi Taira, Hiroshi Iseki, Kintomo Takakura
      Pages 105-114
  5. Intraoperative Imaging and Brain Shift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hiroshi Iseki, Nobuhiko Hata, Yoshitaka Masutani, Makoto Iwahara, Tomoya Ono, Hiroyuki Kataoka et al.
      Pages 123-130
    3. Hiroshi Okudera, Shigeaki Kobayashi, Hisashi Nagashima, Toru Koyama, Susumu Oikawa
      Pages 131-136
    4. Tetsuo Kanno, Kazuhiko Nonomura, Krupa Shanker, Kazuhiro Katada
      Pages 137-143
    5. Shin Nakajima, Ron Kikinis, Peter McL. Black, Hideki Atsumi, Michael E. Leventon, Nobuhiko Hata et al.
      Pages 144-162
  6. Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery of Difficult Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Toshihiro Kumabe, Nobukazu Nakasato, Teiji Tominaga, Shuichi Higano, Shoki Takahashi, Takashi Yoshimoto
      Pages 165-174
    3. Amami Kato, Toshiki Yoshimine, Masaaki Taniguchi, Masayuki Hirata, Toshiyuki Fujinaka, Norio Hirabuki et al.
      Pages 175-189
    4. Mitsugu Nakamura, Norihiko Tamaki, Shogo Tamura, Hisahiko Suzuki, Kazumasa Ehara
      Pages 190-203
    5. Michael W. McDermott, Scott Wachorst
      Pages 204-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-216

About these proceedings


Computer technology has developed remarkably in the field of neurosurgery during the past 10 to 20 years. Great achievements have been made recently in neuroimaging techniques and computer technology for neuronavigation, from frameless, armless systems to robotic microscopes. Contained in the present volume are all the papers presented at the International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery and selected papers presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Computers in Neurosurgery, which were held in Kobe, Japan, on January 24-26, 1997. This volume is a comprehensive description and review of current technical ad­ vancements in computer-assisted neurosurgery, with a special focus on advanced intraoperative neuroimaging, various neuronavigation system, robotic microscopes, and strategies for preoperative and intraoperative surgical planning using high-power workstations with three-dimensional software. We express our thanks to the contributors for their participation and cooperation, and to Springer-Verlag for personal and technical assistance in publishing this work. We sincerely hope that this volume will contribute to improving neurosurgical technology and outcomes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Norihiko Tamaki
    • 1
  • Kazumasa Ehara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKobe University School of MedicineChuo-ku, Kobe 650Japan

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