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Brain Sci. 2017, 7(12), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci7120163

Stereotactically Standard Areas: Applied Mathematics in the Service of Brain Targeting in Deep Brain Stimulation

C.N.S. Alliance Research Group, 14123 Athens, Greece
Received: 11 September 2017 / Revised: 4 December 2017 / Accepted: 9 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
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Abstract

The concept of stereotactically standard areas (SSAs) within human brain nuclei belongs to the knowledge of the modern field of stereotactic brain microanatomy. These are areas resisting the individual variability of the nuclear location in stereotactic space. This paper summarizes the current knowledge regarding SSAs. A mathematical formula of SSAs was recently invented, allowing for their robust, reproducible, and accurate application to laboratory studies and clinical practice. Thus, SSAs open new doors for the application of stereotactic microanatomy to highly accurate brain targeting, which is mainly useful for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: brain targeting; deep brain stimulation; mathematical formula; stereotactically standard areas; stereotactic microanatomy brain targeting; deep brain stimulation; mathematical formula; stereotactically standard areas; stereotactic microanatomy
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Mavridis, I.N. Stereotactically Standard Areas: Applied Mathematics in the Service of Brain Targeting in Deep Brain Stimulation. Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 163.

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