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Craniomaxillofacial Navigation1

Precision Guidance
with Real-time Verification

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Craniomaxillofacial Navigation1

Precision Guidance
with real-time Verification

Contact us

Real-time realization of your surgical plan

Brainlab Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Navigation enables you to achieve your desired outcomes for mid-facial reconstructions and tumor resections using real-time image-guided realization of the surgical plan. Clinicians can verify tumor removal, repositioned bone fragment and final implant positions. Intraoperative navigation and imaging allow you to stay on track throughout the procedure and be sure to avoid critical structures like the optic nerve.

How does our Craniomaxillofacial Navigation technology help keep procedures on track?

Planned Elements with CMF Navigation

Intraoperative plan realization

All relevant data planned with Elements software can be automatically transferred to the navigation system and utilized during surgery. The software provides a full feature set for indications like tumor resections or mid-facial reconstructions and offers accurate information about the position of fragments, mesh and implants.

Implant position verification with Replay

Compare planned to actual position of implants, mesh and bone fragments. With Replay navigation pointer functionality, you can intraoperatively trace and verify surfaces and landmarks to optimize positions of any biocompatible materials, all prior to fixation.

Verifcation of Implant Position During Surgeries
Different Views (CT, MR) Are Available

Individually configured views

Drag-and-drop functionality allows you to choose from different layout options and configure your display to best view your patient data, including CT, MR and dynamic 3D. Peel through different layers—from skin and bone to pre-planned and target structures like tumor and implants.

Intraoperative results control

For final quality control in the O.R., CMF Navigation can be combined with imaging systems, like our Loop-X Mobile Imaging Robot and other third-party devices. Intraoperatively acquired scans can be automatically loaded onto the navigation system and fused with your preoperative plan for instant results verification.

Any type of Imaging can be used with Navigation System

Improved functional outcomes and aesthetics

Craniomaxillofacial Navigation supports clinicians in localizing critical structures, like the optic nerve or posterior ledge. It improves functional outcomes by reducing diplopia or enophthalmos and restores facial symmetry beyond conventional surgical techniques.

  • Transfer all planned data with Brainlab Elements to the navigation system for image-guided realization
  • Avoid critical structures and arrive at target structures with enhanced visualization and real-time instrument tracking
  • Improve functional outcome and aesthetics compared to conventional surgeries with navigation guidance along the reconstruction
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Are you ready for real-time realization of your CMF surgical plan?

Are you ready for real-time realization of your CMF surgical plan?

Flexibility with Craniomaxillofacial Navigation includes a broad range of registration options and integration of imaging devices and instruments to fit your procedure requirements.

Flexibility with Craniomaxillofacial Navigation includes a broad range of registration options and integration of imaging devices and instruments to fit your procedure requirements.

Surface Matching with Laser Pointers

Surface matching

Surface matching is a fast registration method based on a preoperative CT or MR scan. Registration is performed by simply scanning the surface of the patient’s head using Z-touch®, a contact-free laser pointer, or Softouch®, a touch-sensitive pointer. An auto-correcting algorithm matches the acquired points with the preop scan in just a few seconds.

Landmark registration

Landmark registration uses a paired point matching technique to reference your patient’s anatomy to the loaded data. Registration points can both include anatomical landmarks or fiducial markers, using screws or dental splints. After defining the registration points in the patient’s image set, the navigation pointer is used to acquire the points on the patient’s anatomy thereby correlating the corresponding image data.

Registration Points Technique
AIR Integration of Images

Automatic integration of intraoperative images

Automatic Image Registration (AIR) allows for the integration of intraoperative CT and cone-beam CT images with Craniomaxillofacial Navigation. Intraoperative CT scanners, like Loop-X Mobile Imaging Robot, can be integrated with reflective markers to enable tracking by the navigation system. In addition, the isocenter of the scanner is calibrated to provide automatic registration of the images upon delivery of the scans to the navigation system. AIR optimizes your workflow by providing faster registration compared to manual registration methods.

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Discover our clinical studies and on-demand CMF webinars on the benefits of navigation

Clinical literature library

Advancing medical technology through scientific evidence

Brainlab Clinical Affairs conducts advanced research and gathers scientific evidence to help create safe, efficient, cost-effective medical technology.



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CMF Webinar Series

Craniomaxillofacial Webinar Series

Explore our collection of on-demand CMF webinars

Presented by leading clinicians in the field of craniomaxillofacial surgery, our webinars discuss the advantages of navigation in CMF procedures like TMJ reconstructions, tumor surgeries and more.



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The statements of the surgeons reflect only personal opinions and experiences and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Brainlab or any affiliated institution.