Computer Display of Stereotaxic Brain Maps and Probe Tracts

  • G. Bertrand
  • A. Olivier
  • C. J. Thompson
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


Sooner or later, neurosurgeons engaged in stereotaxic surgery wish to plot on some type of brain atlas the position of their probe tracts or their therapeutic lesions. This is made difficult by the fact that the patient’s brain usually differs from the “standard” atlas brain in its dimensions and one wonders, then, how to match the two. Should one align the anterior commissures, the posterior commissures, the foramina of Monro, the mid commissural points, etc.? Should one use only proportionate measurements? Or use different atlases for brains of different sizes?


Anterior Commissure Montreal Neurological Institute Brain Atlas Posterior Commissure Probe Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bertrand
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Olivier
    • 1
  • C. J. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Montreal Neurological Institute and HospitalCanada
  2. 2.Montreal 112Canada

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