Accuracy of deep brain stimulation electrode placement using intraoperative computed tomography without microelectrode recording.

@article{Burchiel2013AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of deep brain stimulation electrode placement using intraoperative computed tomography without microelectrode recording.},
  author={Kim Burchiel and Shirley McCartney and Albert Lee and Ahmed M. Raslan},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={301-6}
}
OBJECT In this prospective study the authors' objective was to evaluate the accuracy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode placement using image guidance for direct anatomical targeting with intraoperative CT. METHODS Preoperative 3-T MR images were merged with intraoperative CT images for planning. Electrode targets were anatomical, based on the MR images. A skull-mounted NexFrame system was used for electrode placement, and all procedures were performed under general anesthesia. After… CONTINUE READING