Accuracy and clinical use of a novel aiming device for frameless stereotactic brain biopsy.

@article{Widmann2008AccuracyAC,
  title={Accuracy and clinical use of a novel aiming device for frameless stereotactic brain biopsy.},
  author={Gerlig Widmann and Wilhelm Eisner and Peter Kovacs and Thomas Fiegele and Martin Ortler and Thomas Bob Lang and Rudolf Stoffner and Reto Bale},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={361-9}
}
Aiming devices enable the use of neuronavigation systems for rigid instrument guidance mimicking the possibilities of a frame-based system without having a stereotactic frame affixed to the skull. The aim of the presented work was to investigate the phantom targeting accuracy of the Vertek aiming device (Medtronic Inc., Louisville, USA) and whether it can be safely and accurately applied in a concept of minimally invasive brain biopsy in which multi-modal image fusion, image-to-patient… CONTINUE READING