Image-Guided Neurosurgery with Intraoperative MRI

  • F. J. Jolesz
  • J. Kettenbach
  • R. Kikinis
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Image-guided, computer-assisted neurosurgery has emerged as an alternative to frame-based stereotaxy and conventional neurosurgery. Image-based information can improve localization and targeting of the operational field and thereby reduce invasiveness. The use of interactive image plane selection-based surgical navigators (Shelden et al. 1980; Kelly 1986; Roberts et al. 1986; Watanabe et al. 1987, 1991; Kato et al. 1991; Barnett et al. 1993a, 1993b; Tan et al. 1993; Reinhardt et al. 1993; Golfinos et al. 1995; Grimson et al. 1995), three-dimensional (3D) models (Gleason et al. 1994; Kikinis et al. 1996; Nakajima et al. 1997a, 1997b; Kettenbach et al. 1997; Aoki et al. 1992; Schwartz et al. 1992; Castillo and Wilson 1994), and surgical simulations (Hu et al. 1990; Koyama et al. 1995; Tampiere et al. 1995; Hsiang et al. 1996; Gibson et al. 1997) have resulted in substantial changes in planning and performing neurosurgical procedures.


Frameless Stereotaxy Liquid Crystal Display Monitor Magnetic Resonance Guidance Stereotactic Surgical Resection Common Carotid Artery Bifurcation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Jolesz
    • 1
  • J. Kettenbach
    • 1
  • R. Kikinis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHarvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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