Image-based functional neurosurgery.

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The development of computerized tomography and compatible stereotactic frame and localization devices has improved the ease and accuracy of functional stereotactic neurosurgery. Computerized tomograph-directed functional stereotaxy appears to be a safe and effective means of target development. Magnetic resonance imaging holds the promise of greater anatomical definition and direct sagittal imaging. Significant questions remain, however, concerning the reliability of MRI-based stereotactic neurosurgery, and these must be addressed. Presently, these techniques should be viewed as a means to localize a target region, not the target per se, and, as stated by Apuzzo, "It is not envisioned, however, that the need for intraoperative stimulation will be mitigated by such refinements."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-330
Number of pages17
JournalClinical neurosurgery
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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