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The brain bench: Virtual stereotaxis for rapid neurosurgery planning and training

  • Tim Poston
  • Wieslaw L. Nowinski
  • Luis Serra
  • Chua Beng Choon
  • Ng Hern
  • Prem Kumar Pillay
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1131)

Abstract

This surgical planning and training system integrates an electronic atlas of brain structure with a virtual stereotactic frame and patient data, for intuitive, reach-in manipulation. The objective is plans prepared faster; better, more accurate choice of target points; improved avoidance of sensitive structures; fewer sub-optimal frame attachments; and speedier, more effective training. If validated by clinical study now under way, this will improve medical efficacy and reduce costs.

Keywords

Brain atlas image-guided surgery neurosurgery planning frame-based stereotaxis virtual reality virtual workbench 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Poston
    • 1
  • Wieslaw L. Nowinski
    • 1
  • Luis Serra
    • 1
  • Chua Beng Choon
    • 1
  • Ng Hern
    • 1
  • Prem Kumar Pillay
    • 2
  1. 1.CIeMed, Institute for Systems Science Kent RidgeNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.The Brain CentreSingapore General HospitalSingapore

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