Kick EM offers electromagnetic surgical navigation with no line of sight issues for ENT sinus procedures
With advanced setup flexibility, Brainlab electromagnetic ENT navigation system allows surgeons to perform procedures in their preferred setup. Enhanced visualization with an integrated endoscope, for example, provides increased patient safety by continuously tracking surgical instruments during functional endoscopy sinus surgery (FESS). ENT navigation enables surgeons to achieve outstanding results through more complete resections with fewer complications.
Kick® EM is developed for electromagnetic navigated ENT sinus surgery. Its minimalistic design makes Kick EM portable and easy to setup. Kick EM consists of three parts: the field generator, the connection panel and the Kick monitor cart. The field generator, fixed on a positioning plate for optimized patient setup, creates the electromagnetic field around the patient’s head.
Mounted with secure hooks to the O.R. table, the connection panel is the interface between the tracking unit and the navigation system. A step-by-step animated workflow guides the user through the setup steps and the surgical procedure.
Brainlab electromagnetic ENT navigation offers a precise, workflow-guided process for registering the patient with the system. Simple skin contact point registration with proven Softouch® technology enables smooth surface matching. The remote capability of Softouch EM allows the surgeon to progress through all registration steps without touching the navigation monitor. Softouch EM registers CT and MR images without headsets or markers, negating the need for registration scans.
The EM instrument adapter integrates Brainlab instruments, such as curved or straight pointers and various suctions, with the navigation system. Instrument tip calibration, is accomplished in seconds with the Brainlab ENT navigation software without the need to use footswitches or drop down menus.
Brainlab also offers optical navigation and gives ENT surgeons the freedom to choose their preferred tracking technology to perform their procedures.
Brainlab optical navigation offers advanced touchless surface matching with Z-touch®, a wireless handheld laserpointer, for combined accuracy and convenience while quickly registering the patient.
Brainlab optical adapter clamps, together with the universal instrument integration matrix, enable the integration of rigid instruments into the optical navigation procedure, such as Blakesley forceps, suctions, microdebriders and tubes.
To address the clinical demand for precision and speed, Brainlab offers customized electromagnetic ENT navigation software packages with enhanced functionality that go beyond sinus surgery. Brainlab electromagnetic ENT navigation offers seamless integration with the next generation of technologies, from integrated endoscopic video, to preoperative planning tools. Brainlab focuses on versatility to approach interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing surgeons to focus on patient needs.