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BACKGROUND The recent development of MRI-guided laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT) offers a minimally invasive alternative to craniotomies performed for tumor resection or for amygdalohippocampectomy to control seizure disorders. Current LITT therapies rely on linear stereotactic trajectories that mandate twist-drill entry into the skull and potentially(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical need for needle-based therapies capable of accessing tissues unreachable by conventional needles has motivated substantial research into steerable needles (see [1] and [2] for a review of these technologies). In particular, it has been observed that curved paths can be useful in percutaneous procedures [3]. Gilbert, et al., showed(More)
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