Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2018 , Vol 28 , Num 3
Smartphone Applications for Neurosurgery
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İbni Sina Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
2Kars Harakani Devlet Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Bölümü, Kars, Türkiye
With the inclusion of smartphones in everyday life, applications that can provide support for neurosurgical procedures have also come into use. These applications can be used in many areas such as navigation, measurement of spinal/cranial parameters, consultation, training, patient follow-up and evaluation of satisfaction and access to journal issues. Although high-cost neuronavigation systems have been used in many clinics, mobile phone applications that are simple to use and easy to access have also been used by some neurosurgeons. These affordable and rapidly accessible applications that can be delivered to the smartphone facilitate day-to-day communication among neurosurgeons and accelerate making decisions about the patients. There has therefore been an increase in publications related to smartphone applications in the literature in recent years. The aim of this review is to present smartphone applications that can be used in everyday neurosurgery practice as supported by the current literature. Anahtar Kelimeler : Smartphone applications, Neurosurgery, Technology