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Surgical Simulation in an Anatomical/Functional Atlas with HyperCAS

  • Kiyoyuki Chinzei
  • Takemasa Kawamoto
  • Takaomi Taira
  • Hiroshi Iseki
  • Kintomo Takakura
Conference paper

Summary

Surgical simulation in an anatomical/functional atlas was examined. The atlas of the hypothalamus region, constructed by referencing the standard brain atlas of Schaltenbrand and Wahren, had irregular slice thickness. Newly modified software, “HyperCAS for Neurosurgery,” could work correctly with this irregularity. Simulations of two scenarios of thalamotomy and pallidotomy were performed, and the invasion trajectories of these cases were demonstrated. Simulation on the anatomical/functional atlas could supply detailed information.

Key words

HyperCAS Schaltenbrand-Wahren atlas Irregular slice thickness Punctuation simulation Thalamotomy Pallidotomy 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoyuki Chinzei
    • 1
  • Takemasa Kawamoto
    • 2
  • Takaomi Taira
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Iseki
    • 2
  • Kintomo Takakura
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomechanics Division, Mechanical Engineering LaboratoryMITITsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological InstitutesTokyo Women’s Medical CollegeShinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162Japan

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