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History of intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgery.

Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago Medical Center and Brain Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.
Neurosurgery Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.54). 02/2001; 12(1):155-66, ix.
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ABSTRACT This article chronicles the development of real-time ultrasound for use in operations in the central nervous system. Described are the technology and the various applications of ultrasound in the neurosurgical operating room. The use of real-time ultrasound to localize, characterize, and instrument lesions of the brain and spinal chord are discussed.

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