Invention of the N-Localizer for Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Its Use in the Brown-Roberts-Wells Stereotactic Frame

  title={Invention of the N-Localizer for Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Its Use in the Brown-Roberts-Wells Stereotactic Frame},
  author={Russell A. Brown and James A. Nelson},
  journal={Operative Neurosurgery},
The N-localizer, which facilitates computed tomography–guided stereotactic surgery, was invented in the late 1970s by a medical student who built a prototype stereotactic frame to test the concept. Initial experiments using the prototype frame were soon followed by surgery in humans using the Brown-Roberts-Wells stereotactic frame. ABBREVIATION: BRW, Brown-Roberts-Wells 

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