Brainlab Elements

“It’s Elementary”

Brainlab Elements are efficient, effective, à la carte software modules serving multiple clinical specialties, including interactive and automatic segmentation applications for state-of-the-art planning of image guided surgery.

Brainlab Elements software modules serving multiple clinical specialties
Outlining of pathological structure in the brain

ELEMENTS Smartbrush

Paint a picture worth a thousand words using SmartBrush. Intelligent computer-assisted tumor outlining deeply expands target definition, incorporating multiple modalities and exploiting multi-planar volume definition.

  • Immediate and interactive target delineation
  • Streamlined, multi-planar volume definition
  • Smart contour expansion with click of mouse or touch of finger
  • Multiple modalities simultaneously considered in outlining
Segmentation Cranial - adapts to various anatomies and modalities


Define the case from the start with fully automated knowledge-based anatomical segmentation. Elemental to treatment planning, Segmentation Cranial flexibly adapts to various anatomies and modalities and provides anatomical structures with high consistency and accuracy.

  • Unique technology based on a patented Synthetic Tissue Model
  • Anatomical Mapping of Cranial MR datasets with thorough matching of all tissue classes
  • Automatic Segmentation of all relevant anatomical brain structures
  • Efficient and consistent automation of time-consuming contouring process
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use review and editing tools
Trajectory Planning


Plan multiple trajectories for neurosurgical approaches with preconfigured view modes. Comprising all relevant data such as target structure, segmentations and fibertracks in one place, Trajectory Planning Cranial allows for well-informed approach planning.

  • Interactive target and entry point positioning
  • Flexible definition of trajectories based on AC/PC-relative or DICOM coordinates
  • Adjustable 3D trajectory shapes for case-specific visualization
  • Axial, Coronal, Sagittal, Probe’s Eye and Inline views for trajectory verification
Automatic fusion of numerous modalities

ELEMENTS Image Fusion

Consider every angle with Elements Image Fusion. Dataset correlation brings the plan together for indispensable definition and contouring.

  • Fully automated and highly accurate image fusion
  • Mutual information algorithm for dataset correlation within seconds
  • Region-of-interest definition for dataset correlation in areas with similar anatomy
  • Flexibility to contour on any dataset
Elements Distortion Correction


Compensate for distortions in MR datasets with deformable co-registration. Based on rigid fusion results Distortion Correction Cranial creates datasets with more accurate co-registrations enabling high-precision contouring and Fibertracking across modalities.

  • Multi-modal deformable co-registration (MR–MR, MR–CT)
  • Creation of an additional, deformed data set while keeping original data
  • Correction of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) sequences to increase Fibertracking precision
  • Visualization of location and magnitude of MR distortions
  • Interactive comparison of rigid and distortion-corrected fusion results
Elements Fibertracking


Easily enrich anatomical images with detailed information about eloquent white matter structures to preserve vital functions. Fibertracking processes and visualizes DTI data to enable more refined surgical approaches.

  • Brain Projection view for direct review and planning on the cortex
  • Dynamic live tracking in 2D, 3D and Brain Projection views
  • Drag-and-drop structure selection for region-of-interest based tracking
  • Immediate update of displayed result upon each interaction
  • Compatible with iPlan® BOLD MRI Mapping for identification of functional areas
Brainlab Elements DICOM Viewer


Streamlined access to patient datasets fundamentally informs every planning and decision-making process.

  • Fast and easy access to medical image data
  • Quick and direct interaction with DICOM images
  • Simplified user interface supporting multi-touch gestures
  • Rapid learning curve with intuitive usability
  • Advanced 3D Viewer supports procedures that require a high level of spatial anatomic orientation

Dicom Viewer 3D Stereo with Display Cart


DICOM Viewer 3D Stereo is an advanced viewing software that provides deep anatomical insight with on-the-fly 3D views. The software can be used in various setups and can play a beneficial role inside or outside the operating room.

  • Review images and treatment plans with stereoscopic 3D views
  • True 3D representation of images and objects
  • Designed for office and O.R. use
  • Supports spatial understanding of pathology e.g. for aneurysm or AVM
  • Available with mobile cart and 55″ 3D display with 4K resolution as add-on to Curve™ 1.1 and Buzz®