Removable frames for stereotactic localization

  • US 6,273,896 B1
  • Filed: 04/21/1998
  • Issued: 08/14/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A rigid scanning frame for stereotactic surgery on a body on which a plurality of anchors are affixed in a fixed geometric relationship comprising:

  • a plurality of scanning markers affixed to the scanning frame at a plurality of locations on said frame for making corresponding images in a scanned image of the body; and

    a plurality of positioning elements arranged on the scanning frame in a fixed geometric relationship such that each of the plurality of positioning elements is attachable to a different one of the plurality of anchors and the locations of the scanning markers are predetermined in relation to the anchors when the scanning frame is attached to the anchors on the body.

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