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Leading Academic Hospital Installs First Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT in the US

Mobile Diagnostic-Quality Intraoperative Imaging comes to the Southeast, Helping to Expand the Clinical Benefit to More Patients

Durham, North Carolina, April 7, 2014 – Brainlab announced today the installation of the first Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT (computed tomography) at Duke University Hospital.  Duke surgeons will be using the large-bore, mobile, 32-slice CT scanner to assist with visualization and to help verify surgical goals through real-time imaging.

Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT has the potential to change daily practice in the surgical space, offering mobility, flexibility and access to real-time patient images, aiding decision-making in the operating room.

With a gantry opening of 107cm—the widest on the market— Airo enables flexible patient positioning and helps expand the use of intraoperative imaging for several clinical applications including neurosurgery, orthopedic and trauma surgery.  Surgeons can use Airo and Curve™ to see how their surgeries are progressing, all while maintaining the patient’s surgical position.  They can automatically register the newly acquired intraoperative CT images and merge pre-operative scans to track and monitor their surgical instruments in real time, increasing intraoperative confidence and helping to safely achieve desired surgical goals.

“We look forward to fully utilizing this imaging system to help enhance the quality, safety and outcomes of the surgical care of our patients,” said William Richardson, MD, associate chief medical officer for Duke University Hospital and vice chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery.     

“It is a privilege to collaborate with leading institutions like Duke University Hospital and expand the impact of technology across multiple clinical applications.” said Sean Clark, Brainlab president. “Partnerships like these enable us to constantly improve the value of our products and to offer the benefits of the latest technology to more patients.”

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About Brainlab

Brainlab, headquartered in Munich, develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to and consistency of advanced, less invasive patient treatment.
Core products revolve around information-guided surgery, precision radiation therapy, and information and knowledge sharing that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration. Brainlab technology currently powers treatments in the fields of neurosurgery, radiosurgery/radiotherapy, orthopedics, ENT, CMF, spine, and trauma.

Privately held since its formation in 1989, Brainlab has more than 5,000 systems installed in about 95 countries. Brainlab employs 1,150 people in 17 offices worldwide, including 290 research & development engineers, who form a crucial part of the product development team.

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