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Software, Stereotactic System

Definition : Software designed to operate stereotactic computer-aided systems and control/monitor their functions. This software is usually intended to work only with one or a few models of stereotactic systems usually supplied by the same manufacturer. The software performs a variety of algorithms to make possible the appropriate performance of the system during a biopsy, surgical, or radiosurgical procedure and to facilitate the sending/receiving of patient data from and to a workstation and/or imaging and information systems. Stereotactic system software is frequently available separate from the surgical system and may be also updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the surgical system. Dedicated stereotactic system software using computerized data that are either guided by images, do not use images (i.e., imageless), or are guided by a rigid frame is also available for a variety of applications (e.g., mammographic biopsy, neurosurgery, orthopedics).

Entry Terms : "Stereotactic System Software"

UMDC code : 26970


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