Workstations, Stereotactic Surgery
Definition : Workstations designed to process and store digital data and images acquired by monitors, recorders, and/or imaging systems (e.g., computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) in real time used in three-dimensional image-guided surgery. These workstations typically process stored data from imaging systems before surgery and simultaneously process data and images in real time using electromagnetic techniques or optical devices (e.g., LEDs) for three-dimensional real-time tracking of the anatomic structures and positioning of instruments, based on anatomic landmarks and/or and preestablished fiducials. Stereotactic surgery workstations typically consist of a high-speed digital computer, high-definition printers, optical/magnetic disks, input and output devices, and processors; they usually follow the instructions of specialized software according to the procedure (e.g., cardiosurgery, cardiac ablation, neurosurgery). The workstations may interact with information systems and/or cardiology picture archiving and communication systems.
Entry Terms : "Stereotactic Surgery Workstations" , "Stereotactic Surgery Computers" , "Computers, Stereotactic Surgery" , "Workstations, Stereotactic Image Processing" , "Stereotactic Image Processing Workstations"
UMDC code : 21966