THE APPLICATION OF A KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEM TO MICRO-ELECTRODE GUIDED NEUROSURGERY
Parkinson's Disease can be treated by a micro-electrode guided neurosurgery called a Pallidotomy or Deep Brain Stimulus. A new software program, called Onetrack, is being developed and incorporates a three dimensional virtual model of the brain, a advanced digital signal processor and a knowledge based system (KBS). This thesis discusses the design and development of this KBS. The purpose of the KBS is to assist the surgical team in identifying the different anatomical structures and neuronal cell types of the brain. Therefore, improving the efficiency of the procedure.
Advisor:Dr. Michael Hunter; Dr. Alexander M. Puzrin; Dr. Nelson Baker
School:Georgia Institute of Technology
School Location:USA - Georgia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:civil environmental engineering
Date of Publication:02/10/2004