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Elements Fibertracking

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Brainlab Elements Fibertracking revolutionizes neurosurgery with the constrained spherical deconvolution (CSD) analysis module.1 This software enables the visualization and analysis of brain white matter pathways for enhanced neurological understanding and patient care.

Switching between deterministic diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based and probabilistic CSD-based tractography enables users to focus on critical and patient-specific visualization.


Inform your decisions with advanced tracking1

Take full advantage of research-grade probabilistic tractography in your clinical practice to identify multiple fiber directions like crossing and fanning fibers, as well as fibers that may be present in edema.

Use tracking templates to expedite your planning

Choose from a selection of tracking templates, e.g., IFOF1, CST that, enable efficient, standardized and reproducible tracking of important white matter tracts in the regions of interest with unique parameter combinations for each template.

Unlock patient-tailored planning
Streamline patient-specific planning by integrating combined MRI and DWI data, assisted by an intuitive user interface and instant updates, for a seamless pre-planning workflow of cranial resection surgery and functional stereotactic neurosurgery cases.

Pathways of significance


tractography visualizes fiber tracts more accurately than DTI

offering potentially improved safety margin estimates crucial for neurosurgical planning.

Source: Farquharson S et al. (2013): J Neurosurg., DOI: 10.3171/2013.2.JNS121294
*Constrained spherical deconvolution

Up to 90%

of brain voxels exhibit multiple fiber orientations

highlighting the necessity of employing a higher order tractography model like CSD, known for its superior ability to detect crossing fibers.

Source: Jeurissen B et al. (2013): Hum Brain Mapp., DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22099; Tournier JD et al. (2008): Neuroimage, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.05.002

Improved tracking

through edema

may help clinicians achieving a safe maximal resection.

Source: Yeh FC et al. (2021): Neuroimage, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118651

Elevate your neurosurgical approach. Explore state-of-the-art solutions for surgery.

One suite for all your planning needs

Brainlab Elements interactive and semi-automated planning modules for state-of-the-art planning for cranial image guided surgery.

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Use cases for fiber tracking

Elements Fibertracking provides you with the information you need to make your
informed decisions.

Outlining of pathological structure in the brain

Cranial resection procedures

For cranial resection procedures, such as eloquent and non-eloquent tumors, skull-base tumors, or other lesions, the avoidance of critical structures is crucial. Elements Fibertracking may support in these critical procedures by visualizing cranial white matter.

Functional neurosurgery

During functional neurosurgery procedures, white matter tracts can serve either as target regions or areas to avoid. Therefore, tractography information can inform DBS trajectory planning or be correlated with implanted sEEG electrodes and support subsequent epilepsy resection or ablation strategies.

Segmentation cranial - adapts to various anatomies and modalities

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