Use of an open stereotactic ring for neurosurgical procedures.

We describe an open ring as a new design to the Zamorano-Dujovny (Z-D) stereotactic unit. The titanium base ring has an opening of 45 degrees that can be located in any chosen position. Imaging studies such as computed tomography, X-ray, positron emission tomography, digital angiography, and digital substraction angiography can be performed with the open… (More)