Brainlab Functional Neurosurgery planning solutions are comprised of advanced, research-grade software applications and networked hardware solutions that offer the precision and control needed for highly accurate and convenient trajectory planning.
From the high accuracy of image fusion to the ability to fully customize lead implant geometry from all major manufacturers, Brainlab Elements allows users to see their surgical plans and benefit from precision and control.
Supporting stereotaxy use cases, such as DBS, sEEG and biopsies, Brainlab Elements integrates into the surgeon’s delivery platform of choice, offering a fully customizable solution for any suitable O.R. With built-in time-saving automation at every step, Elements provides a user-focused and intuitive experience for both straightforward and complex clinical cases.
“Brainlab Elements Stereotaxy is a highly capable, versatile and reliable platform. I use it in stereotactic surgery for preoperative planning, intraoperative targeting and postoperative verification. Elements has equally proven to be a powerful tool in conducting research and in troubleshooting deep brain stimulation.”
Harith Akram, MBChB PhD FRCS (Neuro.Surg) The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
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Patient anatomy segmentation
Let patient-specific segmentation power the entire workflow with Elements Segmentation Basal Ganglia, Elements Segmentation Cranial and Elements Object Management1.
This application automatically generates accurate and patient-specific anatomy. By factoring in multiple datasets from each individual patient and leveraging the voxel-based tissue classification feature from the Brainlab Universal Atlas, users can account for variability, asymmetry and anomalies in patient anatomy.
Users can also apply fine adjustment to the segmented anatomy through powerful tools like the SmartShaper TM.
After user validation, anatomical objects can be used as input for clinical targeting, DTI fibertracking, image-guided programming and more.
White matter tracts can either be a target region or regions to be avoided during functional neurosurgery procedures.
Elements Fibertracking enables the creation of patient fiber streamlines from DTI studies, which can be visualized in 3D and used to guide trajectory planning.
Utilizing a dual-tensor algorithm and advanced post-processing, this application increases the reliability and reproducibility of white matter tracking. Built-in and user-customizable templates also allow for the automated and consistent creation of fiber tracts across patients.
Bring it together – add Elements Trajectory Planning Cranial and Elements Stereotaxy for a customizable planning solution.
Whether you plan targets based on consensus coordinates, direct anatomical observation or patient anatomy segmentation and fibertracking, this application empowers users through advanced 2D and 3D visualization, flexible 3D lead and electrode modeling as well as intuitive measurement tools.
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Our mobile imaging robot, Loop-X®, is designed for intraoperative 2D and 3D imaging. Loop-X can provide stereotactic frame localization, intraoperative scans for lead placement verification, 2D shots for lead depth verification and Automatic Image Registration (AIR) scans for navigation.Learn more
Mixed Reality Viewer
Our Mixed Reality Viewer provides an interactive 3D visualization of functional clinical plans that include patient-specific anatomical objects, 3D electrode geometry models and white matter tractography.Learn more
Accuracy in image fusion
Take full control of co-registration with Elements Image Fusion and Elements Distortion Correction Cranial.
This application returns fast, automatic, accurate co-registration between image modalities. It further enables users to co-register by regions of interest and customized fusion order selection.
In parallel, users can access Elements Distortion Correction Cranial for the correction of MRI distortion with powerful elastic fusion software, which can significantly improve the accuracy of tractography.
Post-operative accuracy verification
Gain intra- and post-operative feedback on lead and electrode contact positioning through automatic lead detection with Elements Lead Localization.
This application automatically identifies the implant position in a postoperative CT scan and allows the overlay of implants on patient anatomy. For users of Boston Scientific Cartesia TM Directional Leads, it automatically estimates the lead orientation.
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Deep Brain Stimulation
Our deep brain stimulation software solutions are designed to help clinical teams throughout the entire patient treatment process by providing advanced 3D visualization of patient anatomy.Learn more
Our epilepsy solutions bridge the gaps between hypothesis formulation, advanced sEEG planning, electrophysiology information and the navigation of surgical platforms for streamlined treatment execution and communication between clinical teams.Learn more
Read clinical papers about solutions for trajectory planning with Elements
Elements Image Fusion
Spatz et al. 2020
Evaluates the necessity of a preoperative CT as a reference for accurate image fusion of intraoperative CBCT with preoperative MRIs for stereotactic surgery.Download now
Elements Object Management
Reinacher et al. 2019
Investigates the feasibility of automatic STN segmentation with Brainlab Elements Segmentation Basal Ganglia for patient-specific planning and visualization in DBS.Download now
Clinical Literature Library
Scientific validation of Functional Neurosurgery solutions
Read more about the techniques, clinical utility and benefits of planning and programming with Brainlab Elements.Explore more
Functional Neurosurgery Webinar #1
Improving Workflow Efficiency with Modern Technology
Emile Simon, MD, Lyon and Peter Reinacher, MD, Freiburg, share first-hand experiences using Elements Stereotaxy for preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical planning and programming.Watch now
Functional Neurosurgery Webinar #2
Image Guided Planning & Referral Network Improvement
Jibril Farah, MD, and Harith Akram, MD, PhD, share their knowledge and experiences with using Elements Stereotaxy for the targeting and visualization of the basal ganglia region for Deep Brain Stimulation and also MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound.Watch now
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