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INTERVENTIONAL Table of Contents   
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-5
Technical note: Image guided internal fiducial placement for stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)


Department of Imaging and Interventions, Health Care Global - Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India

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Govindarajan Janardan Mallarajapatna
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.76043

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Internal gold fiducials are necessary for tracking the translational and rotational movements of target lesions during stereotactic radiosurgery. The fiducials are generally placed under image guidance in and around the lesions by interventional radiologists. Specific challenges are encountered during the procedure. This article discusses the basic principles and techniques as well as the specific complications.


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