Brainlab neuronavigation combines ease of use with extended functionality tailored to surgeons’ needs
With digital patient data uploaded to the Brainlab Cranial neuronavigation application in the O.R., surgeons can identify their approach before making an incision. Brainlab neuronavigation tracks tools¹ in real time and displays their position in relation to the patient data. Surgeons are guided through procedures, helping to keep skull openings small and minimize damage to healthy structures.
Regardless of patient positioning, Brainlab neuronavigation offers multiple techniques for referencing patients to the system. Z-touch® and Softouch® are based on surface matching, making patient registration quick and easy by simply touching the patients’ skin with either a pointer or a laser. As both devices register CT and MR images without headsets or markers, registration scans can be avoided, helping to reduce neuronavigation costs.
Surgeons can target pre-planned trajectories in less than a minute with Brainlab VarioGuide®. Universal instrument holder VarioGuide offers continuous position feedback and precise step-by-step workflow guidance for a variety of procedures. Surgeons are able to take biopsies, place shunts or guide an endoscope with increased confidence through proven passive-marker technology.
The Disposable Biopsy Needle is designed for navigated removal of tissue samples in frameless neurosurgery procedures. The elaborate design increases safety and confidence while the pre-calibrated geometry allows for instant use of navigation. Together with Brainlab VarioGuide and the Cranial Navigation application, pre-planned trajectories can be quickly targeted.
The Disposable Stylet is designed for the navigated placement of shunts or ventricular catheters in neurosurgery, enabling their quick and easy freehand placement. The incorporated passive marker geometry is automatically recognized by the navigation camera, allowing for an instant calibration.
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