Dive into the details of neuroanatomy. The Mixed Reality Viewer1 is a technology that works in tandem with Brainlab Elements to produce hyper-realistic 3D patient data. Easy to integrate into surgical planning workflows, this software offers a fully immersive environment for surgeons to understand, visualize and prepare for neurosurgical cases.
Enhanced surgical planning review with patient-specific 3D data
Increased access to immersive learning
Individual patient treatment plans move from screen to reality
“Reviewing cases with the Mixed Reality Viewer, especially complex ones, as we prepare for surgery gives us new insights to further support our treatment decision-making. In addition, this three dimensional pre-surgical planning tool is all about bringing neurosurgery forward and helping the next generation of surgeons become even better.”
Morten Ziebell, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark
“The Mixed Reality Viewer from Brainlab has completely changed the way that I and the wider multi-disciplinary team (including physios, speech and language therapists and trainees) review the planning for brain tumor operations. This is especially true for awake surgeries where the integration of tractography, infiltrative tumor and anatomy is complex. Using mixed reality means that I can expend more brain power planning and discussing cases, and less energy reconstructing this complexity in my brain.”
Ryan Mathew, MD Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
“I have incorporated the Brainlab Mixed Reality Viewer into my planning review workflow for complex cranial cases. For me, the value of this innovation is most evident in team-based preparation for awake craniotomy cases, where a collaborative approach is vital for a successful outcome. The Mixed Reality Viewer faciltiates “rehearsal” of patient positioning for the anaesthesist, speech testing paradigms for speech therapists and neuropsychologists, and 3D visualization of patient-specific anatomy for neurosurgery trainees. Feedback from the team has been very positive, with trainees seeing particular benefit from the role mixed reality can play in education.”
Neil Barua, MD Southmead Hospital Bristol, UK
Explore the features
of mixed reality for neurosurgery
When it comes to neurosurgical procedures, mixed reality technology enables healthcare professionals to gain a better understanding of a patient’s brain—layer by layer. This includes gaining insights into the location of a deep-seated tumor and identifying critical surrounding anatomical structures like the optical nerve, brainstem and fiber tracts.
Mixed Reality Viewer
- Position the 3D patient model at the preferred operating angle, simulate the craniotomy and review the planned trajectory to the tumor.
- Overlay and scroll through 2D data on the 3D model along the trajectory path to view the structures at risk from any angle, providing awareness of the anatomical spatial surroundings.
- Increase understanding of functional anatomy and vascular structures around the tumor and their displacement in relation to the planned approach before entering the O.R.
- Benefit from having the same 3D model available on a navigation system intraoperatively.
Mixed Reality Viewer
for vascular neurosurgery
- Combine the power of Elements Image Fusion Angio, Elements SmartBrush Angio and the Mixed Reality Viewer to review a patient’s vasculature.
- Outline the size of a craniotomy, transfer points and measurements during planning review from the Mixed Reality Viewer to the patient data for intraoperative use.
- Anticipate the size and positioning of a vascular clip before entering the O.R. by understanding the pathology through hyperrealistic three-dimensional visualization.
Expand your perspective
with the Mixed Reality Viewer
With a single click and a glance, your room is digitized for spatial computing. Images are transferred from the Elements Viewer software on screen into the room with the help of the Magic Leap spatial computing platform.
Start with a click
A single click on the Elements Viewer software opens up the world of mixed reality and a new, immersive way to understand patient data.
Customizable hardware features
Cameras in the Magic Leap 2 scan and map the room, allowing 3D models and 2D slices to be displayed according to the surgeon’s preference.
Assess, interact, learn
The virtual pointer makes it easy to interact with and highlight the image data and anatomical structures.
Easy integration into unique
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