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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Estereotaxia

Stereotaxis (STAYR-ee-oh-TAX-iss)
Use of a computer and scanning devices to create 3-dimensional pictures. This method can be used to direct a biopsy, external radiation, or the insertion of radiation implants.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.