We looked at the accuracy of depth electrode placement using a standard navigation system and a robot-assisted technique. It is important because there was a significant difference in accuracy between the two methods.
ABBREVIATIONSCTA = CT angiography; IQR = interquartile range; MEG = magnetoencephalography; ON = optical frameless neuronavigation; RA = robot-assisted; SEEG = stereoelectroencephalography.
Correspondence Julia D. Sharma: Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, CA. email@example.com.
INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online January 4, 2019; DOI: 10.3171/2018.10.PEDS18227.
Disclosures Dr. Sharma reports accepting funding from Renishaw to help attend a conference to present her results, which was discussed and arranged only after the data were collected, the results analyzed, and the work presented at the 2017 SBNS meeting.
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