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J Clin Neurosci. 2001 Nov;8(6):534-8.

Multimodality image-guided epilepsy surgery.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, The Victorian Epilepsy Centre at St Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.


Co-registration of imaging modalities in the diagnosis of epilepsy is now commonly used in major epilepsy centres. However, the incorporation of these registrations into an image-guided system has only recently been developed. Using techniques of segmentation, surface matching and/or voxel-based matching, we have been able to co-register FLAIR MRI, SPECT, PET, and subdural grids into the 3-D space of the volumetric MRI and use these images on the StealthStation Image-Guided System to resect these foci. This greatly aids the surgeon in performing a more precise tailoring of the cortical resection so as to maximize the excision of the epileptogenic zone while minimizing the impact on eloquent cortex and epileptogenic foci.

Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

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