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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962000/stereotactic-drainage-of-brainstem-abscess-with-the-brainlab-varioguide%C3%A2-system-and-the-airo%C3%A2-intraoperative-ct-scanner-technical-case-report
#1
Cesar C Almeida, Ayse Uzuner, Ron L Alterman
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Stereotactic biopsies or needle aspirations of posterior fossa lesions are technically challenging. Here we report a novel technique for performing these procedures employing the Airo™ intraoperative computed tomographic (CT) scanner and the VarioGuide™ articulated arm (BrainLab, Munich, Germany). CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 62-yr-old woman presented with an irregularly shaped, enhancing lesion of the left pons/middle cerebellar peduncle...
August 12, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961938/implantation-of-depth-electrodes-in-children-using-varioguide%C3%A2-frameless-navigation-system-technical-note
#2
Marcelo Budke, Josue M Avecillas-Chasin, Francisco Villarejo
BACKGROUND: Electrode placement in epilepsy surgery seeks to locate the sites of ictal onset and early propagation. An invasive diagnostic procedure, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is usually implemented with frame-based methods that can be especially problematic in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of a new technique for frameless SEEG in children using the VarioGuide® system (Brainlab AG, München, Germany). METHODS: A frameless stereotactic navigation system was used to implant depth electrodes with percutaneous drilling and bolt insertion in pediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy...
September 9, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927210/navigation-and-image-injection-for-control-of-bone-removal-and-osteotomy-planes-in-spine-surgery
#3
Michael Kosterhon, Angelika Gutenberg, Sven Rainer Kantelhardt, Elefterios Archavlis, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: In contrast to cranial interventions, neuronavigation in spinal surgery is used in few applications, not tapping into its full technological potential. We have developed a method to preoperatively create virtual resection planes and volumes for spinal osteotomies and export 3-D operation plans to a navigation system controlling intraoperative visualization using a surgical microscope's head-up display. The method was developed using a Sawbone ® model of the lumbar spine, demonstrating feasibility with high precision...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833165/volumetric-analysis-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-skull-base-laterality-and-implications-on-neck-disease
#4
John P Marinelli, Jamie J Van Gompel, Michael J Link, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price, Katherine A Lees, Mark W Kaczor, Jeffrey R Janus
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the laterality of primary tumors in patients with olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) influenced the pattern and development of neck disease. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort study design from 1994 to 2015, the primary tumors of patients who either presented with or developed neck disease were volumetrically analyzed using iPlan software (version 3.0.0, BrainLAB, Feldkirchen, Germany) by two independent observers. Agreement of volume-derived sidedness was assessed with a kappa statistic, whereas agreement in volume-derived degree of tumor laterality was evaluated with an intraclass correlation coefficient...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804044/real-time-ultrasound-doppler-enhances-precision-in-image-guided-approaches-to-the-cerebello-pontine-angle
#5
Davit Baghdasaryan, Marcel Albrecht, Mihr Shahnazaryan, Steffen Rosahl
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy and reliability of intraoperative Doppler sonography in localizing the transverse and sigmoid sinuses during lateral suboccipital craniotomy. METHODS: A 16-Mhz intraoperative micro-Doppler ultrasound (16Mhz, Multi-Dop pro®, Compumedics, Germany) was applied to detect the medial border of the sigmoid sinus and the inferior border of the transverse sinus in 25 patients. Micro-Doppler measurements were compared to MR- and CT-based image-guidance (Kolibri®, Brainlab, Germany)...
August 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721330/truebeam-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-preliminary-results-at-a-single-institution
#6
Mena G Kerolus, Neilayan Sen, Sonal Mayekar, Alistar Templeton, Julius Turian, Aidnag Diaz, Lorenzo Munoz, Richard W Byrne, Sepehr Sani
INTRODUCTION: Radiosurgery is now an established method of satisfactory pain control in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The Varian Truebeam STx (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) linear accelerator (LINAC) system is an arc-based, frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of TN. To our knowledge, there has been only one published series of patient histories that documents the use of a frameless LINAC system for the treatment of TN. We describe the treatment parameters, patient outcomes, and complications associated with the treatment of TN...
June 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711290/biopsies-of-pediatric-brainstem-lesions-display-low-morbidity-but-strong-impact-on-further-treatment-decisions
#7
Johanna Quick-Weller, Stephanie Tritt, Bedjan Behmanesh, Michel Mittelbronn, Andrea Spyrantis, Nazife Dinc, Lutz Weise, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt, Thomas M Freiman
OBJECTIVE: The course of malignant brain stem gliomas in childhood is rarely positive. Because of limited therapeutic options and potentially hazardous biopsies oncologist often relay on MRI diagnoses only for further therapy decisions. In this study we show that brain stem biopsies display a low morbidity rate and neuropathological assessment has a considerable impact on further treatment decision. METHODS: Within 18-months five children with brainstem symptoms and the radiological diagnosis of a malignant brainstem glioma, were identified...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602884/autostereoscopic-three-dimensional-neuronavigation-to-the-sella-technical-note
#8
A Nimer Amr, Jens Conrad, Sven Kantelhardt, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND: A drawback of conventional neuronavigation is the necessity of focusing on two-dimensional images in 3 planes at the same time to determine one's position in the operating field. A solution would be to merge the images into a single three-dimensional (3D) image that mirrors the actual anatomy. The introduction of holographic glassless 3D monitors paved the way to 3D navigation. We present our experience with 3D neuronavigation as exemplified by navigation to and within the sella...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542254/evaluations-of-the-setup-discrepancy-between-brainlab-6d-exactrac-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-used-with-the-imaging-guidance-system-novalis-tx-for-intracranial-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#9
Se An Oh, Jae Won Park, Ji Woon Yea, Sung Kyu Kim
The objective of this study was to evaluate the setup discrepancy between BrainLAB 6 degree-of-freedom (6D) ExacTrac and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) used with the imaging guidance system Novalis Tx for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery. We included 107 consecutive patients for whom white stereotactic head frame masks (R408; Clarity Medical Products, Newark, OH) were used to fix the head during intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery, between August 2012 and July 2016. The patients were immobilized in the same state for both the verification image using 6D ExacTrac and online 3D CBCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466444/a-pilot-study-on-geometrical-uncertainties-for-intra-ocular-cancers-in-radiotherapy
#10
Rachitha Antony, Alan Herschtal, Stephen Todd, Claire Phillips, Annette Haworth
A system for stabilising and monitoring eye movements for linac-based stereotactic radiotherapy associated with the mobile eye, the Eye Tracker, was developed. Whilst the Eye Tracker design is based on a previously reported system, the purpose of this study was to confirm that the modified version can be used with clinically acceptable treatment margins. We report the estimates of the margin required to account for inter- and intra-fraction eye motion based on data from 12 consecutive patients treated with the Eye Tracker system in place...
May 2, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466154/spinal-cord-constraints-in-the-era-of-high-precision-radiotherapy-retrospective-analysis-of-62%C3%A2-spinal-paraspinal-lesions-with-possible-infringements-of-spinal-cord-constraints-within-a%C3%A2-minimal-volume
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Sebastian Zschaeck, Peter Wust, Reinhold Graf, Waldemar Wlodarczyk, Reinhard Schild, Alexander Henry Thieme, Mirko Weihrauch, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
OBJECTIVE: Current constraints aim to minimize the risk of radiation myelitis by the use of restrictive maximal spinal cord doses, commonly 50 Gy. However, several studies suggested that a dose-volume effect could exist. Based on these observations, we evaluated patients receiving potentially excessive doses to the spinal cord within minimal volumes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients receiving radiotherapy between June 2010 and May 2015 using the Novalis(TM) (Varian, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Brainlab, Heimstetten, Germany) radiosurgery system were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462690/comparison-of-online-6-degree-of-freedom-image-registration-of-varian-truebeam-cone-beam-ct-and-brainlab-exactrac-x-ray-for-intracranial-radiosurgery
#12
Jun Li, Wenyin Shi, David Andrews, Maria Werner-Wasik, Bo Lu, Yan Yu, Adam Dicker, Haisong Liu
PURPOSE: The study was aimed to compare online 6 degree-of-freedom image registrations of TrueBeam cone-beam computed tomography and BrainLab ExacTrac X-ray imaging systems for intracranial radiosurgery. METHODS: Phantom and patient studies were performed on a Varian TrueBeam STx linear accelerator (version 2.5), which is integrated with a BrainLab ExacTrac imaging system (version 6.1.1). The phantom study was based on a Rando head phantom and was designed to evaluate isocenter location dependence of the image registrations...
June 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456014/template-based-orbital-wall-fracture-treatment-using-statistical-shape-analysis
#13
Hans-Martin Doerfler, Heike Huempfner-Hierl, Daniel Kruber, Peter Schulze, Thomas Hierl
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to investigate whether a mold generated from a statistical shape model of the orbit could be generated to provide a cost-efficient means for the treatment of orbital fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A statistical shape model was created from 131 computed tomographic (CT) scans of unaffected adult middle European human orbits. To generate the model, CT scans were segmented in Brainlab software, preregistered using anatomic landmarks, trimmed to an identical size, and definitely registered...
July 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451513/differences-between-manufacturers-of-computed-tomography-based-computer-assisted-surgery-systems-do-exist-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Anas Nooh, Joushua Lubov, Ahmed Aoude, Sultan Aldebeyan, Peter Jarzem, Jean Ouellet, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVE: Several studies have shown that the accuracy of pedicle screw placement significantly improves with use of computed tomography (CT)-based navigation systems. Yet, there has been no systematic review directly comparing accuracy of pedicle screw placement between different CT-based navigation systems. The objective of this study is to review the results presented in the literature and compare CT-based navigation systems relative only to screw placement accuracy...
February 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383157/development-of-a-novel-low-radiation-absorbent-lok-bar-to-reduce-x-ray-scattering-and-absorption-in-rapidarc-%C3%A2-treatment-planning-and-dose-delivery
#15
Hajime Monzen, Kazuki Kubo, Mikoto Tamura, Masaru Hayakawa, Yasumasa Nishimura
We developed a novel low-radiation-absorbent lok-bar (HM-bar) that is used to secure the immobilizers to the couch. The aim of this study was to investigate the X-ray scattering and absorption properties of the HM-bar in computed tomography (CT) simulation and radiotherapy dose delivery using the Varian Exact™ lok-bar (VL-bar) as a benchmark. CT images were obtained with or without lok-bar, and then each image was visually evaluated for artifacts. The attenuation rates for each lok-bar were measured using a farmer-type ionization chamber (PTW30013) and the I'mRT phantom (IBA Dosimetry GmbH)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350676/comparison-of-the-outcomes-of-complex-orbital-fracture-repair-with-and-without-a-surgical-navigation-system-a-prospective-cohort-study-with-historical-controls
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Emanuele Zavattero, Guglielmo Ramieri, Fabio Roccia, Giovanni Gerbino
BACKGROUND: In severe orbital fractures, restoration of orbital shape and volume is required to avoid diplopia and posttraumatic enophthalmos. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between navigation-aided and conventional techniques for complex unilateral orbital fractures using titanium mesh. METHODS: The outcomes and the computed tomography-measured orbital volume of two groups of orbital complex unilateral reconstruction cases were compared. The study group consisted of a consecutive cohort of unilateral severe orbital fracture that underwent surgery with the aid of a Brainlab navigation system...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348940/minimally-invasive-robotic-laser-corpus-callosotomy-a-proof-of-concept
#17
Harminder Singh, Walid I Essayed, Sayantan Deb, Caitlin Hoffman, Theodore H Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: We describe the feasibility of using minimally invasive robotic laser interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) for achieving an anterior two-thirds as well as a complete corpus callosotomy. METHODS: Ten probe trajectories were plotted on normal magentic resonance imaging (MRI) scans using the Brainlab Stereotactic Planning Software (Brainlab, Munich, Germany). The NeuroBlate® System (Monteris Medical, MN, USA) was used to conform the thermal burn to the corpus callosum along the trajectory of the probe...
February 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320612/three-dimensional-image-fusion-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-for-computer-assisted-planning-of-maxillectomy-of-recurrent-maxillary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-defect-reconstruction
#18
Yao Yu, Wen-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Jing Liu, Chuan-Bin Guo, Guang-Yan Yu, Xin Peng
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe new technology assisted by 3-dimensional (3D) image fusion of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) for computer planning of a maxillectomy of recurrent maxillary squamous cell carcinoma and defect reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Treatment of recurrent maxillary squamous cell carcinoma usually includes tumor resection and free flap reconstruction...
June 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297354/quantitative-evaluation-of-patient-setup-uncertainty-of-stereotactic-radiotherapy-with-the-frameless-6d-exactrac-system-using-statistical-modeling
#19
Vance Keeling, Sabbir Hossain, Hosang Jin, Ozer Algan, Salahuddin Ahmad, Imad Ali
The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient setup accuracy and quantify individual and cumulative positioning uncertainties associated with different hardware and software components of the stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) with the frameless 6D ExacTrac system. A statistical model is used to evaluate positioning uncertainties of the different components of SRS/SRT treatment with the Brainlab 6D ExacTrac system using the positioning shifts of 35 patients having cranial lesions. All these patients are immobilized with rigid head-and-neck masks, simulated with Brainlab localizer and planned with iPlan treatment planning system...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297341/assessment-of-monte-carlo-algorithm-for-compliance-with-rtog-0915-dosimetric-criteria-in-peripheral-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#20
Damodar Pokhrel, Sumit Sood, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Christopher McClinton, Christopher Lominska, Parvesh Kumar, Fen Wang
The purpose of the study was to evaluate Monte Carlo-generated dose distributions with the X-ray Voxel Monte Carlo (XVMC) algorithm in the treatment of peripheral lung cancer patients using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) with non-protocol dose-volume normalization and to assess plan outcomes utilizing RTOG 0915 dosimetric compliance criteria. The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) protocols for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) currently require radiation dose to be calculated using tissue density heterogeneity corrections...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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