How Does Stereotactic Navigation Work?

March 9, 2009

Stereotactic technology provides 3-D navigation during surgery in much the same way a GPS system works in your car. As Dr. Doyle described, “With stereotactic technology, we have two cameras positioned about six feet apart in the surgical suite.

They have infrared sensors that pick up the location of the tip of the probe we use in surgery. Doing rapid trigonometry to measure the angles, it sends the information to the MRI system in real time so we get a clear image of our precise position.”