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Stéréotaxy core facility


Scientific manager: Carine KARACHI (MD,PhD, MCU-PH, Sorbonne University, AP-HP)

Operational manager: Sara FERNANDEZ VIDAL(Engineer)


STIM is part of the Center for Neuroimaging Research (CENIR) and is dedicated to supporting research done on stereotactic data. It provides specific software development, data analysis, and expertise in neuroimaging processing and electrophysiology. Its main application fields are deep brain stimulation (DBS), surgery (pre, per and post-operatively) and epilepsy. The YeB Atlas, developed by Jérome YELNIK and Eric BARDINET, is a strong support for data analysis. The core facility is involved in several DBS protocols in collaboration with other research institutes and industrials and coordinates the research protocols conducted on epileptic patients of the Pitié-Salpétrière. Interaction with the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital departments such as neuroradiology, neurosurgery and neurology, adds up to the expertise of the core facility. Stereotactic softwares and models developed by the STIM platform are available to academic partners. CENIR STIM is part of the Institut du Cerveau – ICM core facility network (MRI, MEG/EEG, PANAM, PRISME…) which facilitates translational research projects.