Cranial Navigation Application

Integrated Tools. Intuitive Control.

Brainlab neuronavigation combines ease of use with extended functionality tailored to surgeons’ needs

Brainlab Cranial Navigation Software showing
Neuro_Cranial_Sect1

Easy To Use Navigation

With digital patient data uploaded to the Brainlab Cranial neuronavigation application in the O.R., surgeons can identify their approach before making an incision. Brainlab neuronavigation tracks tools¹ in real time and displays their position in relation to the patient data. Surgeons are guided through procedures, helping to keep skull openings small and minimize damage to healthy structures.

  • Simultaneous navigation in different data sets
  • Combines relevant details in overlaid views
  • User interface designed for touch control
  • Automated functions decreasing interaction
  • Universal instrument calibration on the fly
  • Seamless import of all iPlan® data
  • Variety of hardware and software options
Touchless patient registration with Z-touch

Time-Saving Registration

Regardless of patient positioning, Brainlab neuronavigation offers multiple techniques for referencing patients to the system. Z-touch® and Softouch® are based on surface matching, making patient registration quick and easy by simply touching the patients’ skin with either a pointer or a laser. As both devices register CT and MR images without headsets or markers, registration scans can be avoided, helping to reduce neuronavigation costs.

  • Pointer registration with or without markers
  • Touch-sensitive surface matching with Softouch
  • Contact-free surface matching with Z-touch
  • Combined surface matching registration
  • Pre- and intraoperative landmark registration
VarioGuide instrument holder tracked by navigation camera

High-precise alignment

Surgeons can target pre-planned trajectories in less than a minute with VarioGuide™. As universal instrument holder, VarioGuide offers continuous position feedback and precise step-by-step workflow guidance, for a variety of procedures. Surgeons are able to take biopsies, place shunts or guide an endoscope with increased confidence through proven passive-marker technology.

  • Bridges gap between head frame and freehand
  • Flexible instrument adaptation (Ø 1.8 – 8mm)
  • Increases efficiency and patient comfort
  • Pre-calibrated Biopsy Needle (Ø 1.8mm) further increases confidence in biopsy procedures
Disposable Stylet tracked by navigation camera and displayed on the navigation screen

Navigated disposable stylet

The Brainlab Disposable Stylet is designed for navigated placements of shunts or ventricular catheters in neurosurgery enabling their quick and easy freehand placement. The incorporated passive marker geometry is automatically recognized by the Brainlab navigation camera allowing for an instant calibration.

  • Navigation-ready pre-calibrated tool
  • Shunt/catheter vendor independent
  • 1.1mm diameter, 160mm length

1

NDI Disposable Reflective Marker Spheres spheres.ndigital.com / NDI Spheres Compatibility Statement