App-assisted external ventricular drain insertion.

@article{Eftekhar2016AppassistedEV,
  title={App-assisted external ventricular drain insertion.},
  author={Behzad Eftekhar},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={
          754-8
        }
}
The freehand technique for insertion of an external ventricular drain (EVD) is based on fixed anatomical landmarks and does not take individual variations into consideration. A patient-tailored approach based on augmented-reality techniques using devices such as smartphones can address this shortcoming. The Sina neurosurgical assist (Sina) is an Android mobile device application (app) that was designed and developed to be used as a simple intraoperative neurosurgical planning aid. It overlaps… CONTINUE READING
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