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dc.contributor.authorJones, Andrew P
dc.contributor.authorSofat, A
dc.contributor.authorDavis, C H
dc.contributor.authorDenton, S
dc.contributor.authorGurusinghe, N T
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-17T08:26:22Z
dc.date.available2010-08-17T08:26:22Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationA low cost modification of an old Leksell stereotactic frame to allow CT-guided stereotaxy. 1990, 4 (3):193-7 Br J Neurosurgen
dc.identifier.issn0268-8697
dc.identifier.pmid2204354
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/02688699008992723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/109713
dc.description.abstractThe high cost of commercial CT-compatible stereotactic frames has restricted the availability of CT-guided stereotaxy for many neurosurgical centres. However, many of these centres do possess the standard stereotactic frames for projection radiography, of which the old type Leksell frame is probably the most common. We have devised a simple and low-cost modification to an old Leksell frame to allow CT-guided stereotaxy. The nature of the modifications allow complete freedom of positioning of the frame relative to the CT scanner and coordinate transformations can be performed simply and effectively. The modified frame has been used successfully for some 18 months and the modification has now been performed at two centres in the North West Regional Health Authority. We hope this modification will allow many other centres to embark on CT-guided stereotaxy.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBrain Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshBiopsy
dc.subject.meshBrain
dc.subject.meshBrain Neoplasms
dc.subject.meshCosts and Cost Analysis
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMathematics
dc.subject.meshStereotaxic Techniques
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed
dc.titleA low cost modification of an old Leksell stereotactic frame to allow CT-guided stereotaxy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRegional Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Christie Hospital, Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Neurosurgeryen
html.description.abstractThe high cost of commercial CT-compatible stereotactic frames has restricted the availability of CT-guided stereotaxy for many neurosurgical centres. However, many of these centres do possess the standard stereotactic frames for projection radiography, of which the old type Leksell frame is probably the most common. We have devised a simple and low-cost modification to an old Leksell frame to allow CT-guided stereotaxy. The nature of the modifications allow complete freedom of positioning of the frame relative to the CT scanner and coordinate transformations can be performed simply and effectively. The modified frame has been used successfully for some 18 months and the modification has now been performed at two centres in the North West Regional Health Authority. We hope this modification will allow many other centres to embark on CT-guided stereotaxy.


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