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Monte Carlo simulation for anisotropic error prediction in frameless stereotaxy

  • P. W. A. Willems
  • H. J. Noordmans
  • J. W. Berkelbach van der Sprenkel
  • M. A. Viergever
  • C. A. F. Tulleken
Conference paper

Abstract

Typically, frameless stereotactic systems present a crosshair indicating the localisation of an instrument relative to preoperative images. We aim to develop a model that enables three-dimensional graphical presentation of confidence intervals at the instrument’s position, during a surgical procedure. This requires the prediction of frameless stereotactic accuracy confidence intervals at any position within the surgical volume.

Keywords

Frameless stereotactic accuracy Monte Carlo simulation error anisotropy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. A. Willems
    • 1
  • H. J. Noordmans
    • 2
  • J. W. Berkelbach van der Sprenkel
    • 1
  • M. A. Viergever
    • 3
  • C. A. F. Tulleken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical TechnologyUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.the Image Sciences InstituteUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands

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