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11 April 1996 Fast spin echo image distortion correction for MR-guided stereotactic pallidotomy
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We present a method to reduce the geometric distortion in fast spin echo (FSE) images to levels appropriate for guiding stereotactic pallidotomy. We quantify the accuracy of FSE- guided target localization before and after correction using a cadaver head model. These results strongly suggest that stereotactic pallidotomy can be performed using MR and stimulation responses alone, thus avoiding the morbidity associated with pallidotomy and the costs of x-ray apparatus and personnel during surgery. This method, however, must be tested further and validated clinically before it can be applied.
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Thilaka S. Sumanaweera, Kelvin Lim, Gary H. Glover, Paul F. Hemler, Gary Heit M.D., Petra A. van den Elsen M.D., Gerald Silverberg M.D., and Sandy Napel "Fast spin echo image distortion correction for MR-guided stereotactic pallidotomy", Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996);

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