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18th World Congress of Neurosurgery

About WFNS 2023

WFNS is the annual congress of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, supporting the growth of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries.

The congress will bring together thousands of neurosurgeons from around the world to share experience and educate and inspire the next generation.

WFNS 2023

What’s New at WFNS 2023 in Cape Town?

Brainlab is proud to showcase our latest innovations that support cranial and spinal neurosurgery procedures ranging from imaging and navigation technology to planning software and robotics.

Detailed Product Information

Brainlab Digital Operating Room

Robotic Suite

The Brainlab Robotic Suite supports accuracy in every step with high-definition robotic imaging, a standardized pressure-less surgical technique and a next-generation robotic arm.

Visit us at booth #31-34 to experience the Robotic Suite, and discover the powerful combination of Loop-X, Curve and Cirq.

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Spine Planning and Navigation

Navigation and robotics have made it clear that screw planning is becoming a necessity and standard practice in spine surgery.
With Elements Spine Planning, you can benefit from level detection throughout the complete spine, automated measurements on 2D, and automated screw planning from sacrum to cervical on 3D. The automated functions deliver results and information in seconds, potentially saving time in daily routines and increasing efficiency of entire clinical workflows from planning to logistics to intraoperative data management.

Navigation Software Spine & Trauma is the cornerstone of our spine workflow and acts as a central data hub as it seamlessly switches between applications, enabling the versatile surgery setup with Cirq, Robotic Alignment and the mobile imaging Robot Loop-X.
Navigation of interbody instruments enables surgeons to navigate every step of their workflow, beyond screw placement.

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Brainlab Digital Operating Room

Brainlab Digital Operating Room

Cranial Navigation

Brainlab Cranial Navigation features informed approach planning with consolidated clinical data.

Experience a new dimension with Ultrasound Navigation and the automated rigid Ultrasound-MRI image fusion. We deliver innovative, science-backed technology to help you achieve your goal of maximum safe tumor or lesion resection, even if brain shift or other navigational inaccuracies occur during surgery.

Integrated with a ZEISS KINEVO® 900, Brainlab Microscope Navigation provides unique augmented reality and picture-in-picture views, as well as navigation-controlled robotics.

Experience high precision drilling and biopsy needle alignment with the upgraded Brainlab VarioGuide® Alignment System1. Together with the Disposable Pre-calibrated Biopsy Needle, you can achieve accuracy during navigated frameless biopsies.

Meet with experts and experience the latest in advanced cranial planning. Elements BOLD MRI Mapping2 expands the utilization of preoperative imaging with the Brainlab Elements planning portfolio for pre-surgical assessment and image-guided surgery.

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Functional Neurosurgery

Learn how Brainlab Elements offers advanced planning to ensure accuracy and precision at every step of the DBS workflow, from industry-leading Image Fusion, voxel-by-voxel patient Basal Ganglia Segmentation and automated 3D Lead Localization.

Our latest developments in functional planning include recent additions to Elements Trajectory Planning3 Cranial, Elements Stereotaxy and Elements Lead Localization.

Explore unique Brainlab solutions to advance each individual step of your epilepsy surgery procedures from hypothesis planning to SEEG to surgical intervention. With options for advanced planning and visualization tools, such as Elements Segmentation Cranial, Elements Fibertracking, Elements BOLD MRI Mapping2 and robotic platforms for epilepsy surgery and imaging, stop by the booth to learn how Brainlab can fit into your workflow at any stage.

Experience the latest development in functional robotics with the Cirq robotic arm for SEEG. Come by to learn how this automated robotic platform seamlessly integrates advanced Elements planning and visualization software into the surgical space. This compact, surgeon-controlled and efficient platform utilizes intelligent software features to provide the accuracy you expect for functional neurosurgery.

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Brainlab Digital Operating Room

Brainlab Digital Operating Room

Mixed Reality

Free Your Vision & Expand your Perspective.
Now with Magic Leap 2.

With a glance, your room is digitized for spatial computing and images are transported from Elements Viewer software on screen into the room in front of you with the help of Magic Leap spatial computing platform.

With Mixed Reality Viewer, we provide a new way to interact with patient data in a collaborative and interactive environment benefiting medical data review, patient consultation, medical education and, in future, surgeries in the O.R.

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Dr. Langer Medical, a Brainlab company, specializes in the development of intraoperative neuromonitoring solutions and the accompanying accessories for surgical interventions. Brainlab and Dr. Langer Medical are working together to create synergies for the digital surgery ecosystem. Take the opportunity to get to know AVALANCHE® PLUS, our 32-channel neuromonitor especially for neuro- and spine surgery.

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Brainlab Mixed Reality

Join us at Booth #31-34

to discover the latest Brainlab innovations in neurosurgery.

See you at WFNS in Cape Town!




Not yet commercially available in several countries (CE mark available). Please contact your sales representative.

Not yet commercially available in several countries (CE mark available. FDA clearance available for task-based feature). Please contact your sales representative.

FDA 510(k) clearance pending, not commercially available in all markets.

Map and Directions

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
8001 Cape Town
South Africa

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