Image-guided spine surgery

Kevin Foley, M. M. Smith

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Abstract

Conventional imaging techniques are of limited usefulness in spinal navigation, due to their lack of a 'three-dimensional perspective.' An interactive image-guided approach has been developed that provides a three-dimensional image-space representation of surgical space, using a specially designed referencing system and computer workstation. The system is described and results from laboratory tests and clinical cases are reported. It is concluded that interactive image-guided stereotaxis can be a valuable tool in spinal localization because of its degree of precision and the increased margin of safety it can offer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Computer-Assisted Surgery
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Computer Systems
Spine
Safety

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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Image-guided spine surgery. / Foley, Kevin; Smith, M. M.

In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1996.

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