Brainlab Navigation enhances visualization with a wide variety of image registration options
Universal Automatic Image Registration (AIR) is the fundamental technology for seamless integration of intraoperative CT, rotational angiograph, and cone-beam CT images with image guided surgery. AIR adds intraoperatively acquired data to surgical navigation, optimizing the workflow while maintaining the preoperative surgical plan.
Fluoro 3D Registration allows intraoperative integration of 3D C-arms for spine and trauma procedures allowing real-time navigation of intraoperative datasets—ideal for less-invasive and complex surgeries. This automatic image registration enables fast and reliable navigation as well as seamless compatibility with all common 3D C-arms such as Ziehm Vision RFD 3D and Siemens ARCADIS® Orbic 3D.
Practicality and simplicity are key factors when registering images for navigation. With Brainlab Spine and Trauma Navigation, registration of conventional 2D images can be performed easily by acquiring two fluoroscopic shots with a patented handheld registration device. Compatibility is given with all common 2D C-arms such as Ziehm Vision RFD 3D and Vision FD and Siemens ARCADIS® Varic and Orbic 3D.
Surface Matching is a fast registration method based on a preoperative CT scan designed for open surgeries. Registration is performed manually by acquiring a set of points with the pointer on bone surface. An auto-correcting algorithm matches the acquired points with the preoperative CT scan in seconds. Attached to the pointer, SmartClip enables remote control of the application.
CT-Fluoro Matching allows for the registration of preoperative CT scans with two conventional C-arm images and a patented handheld registration device. The less-invasive registration method applies especially for minimally invasive procedures.
Co-Registration allows additional registration of a preoperative CT scan with an automatically registered Fluoro 3D scan. Co-Registration results in an improvement in image quality, applicable especially, for example, in cases involving obese patients.
For additional soft tissue information, for instance in tumor treatment, Fusion brings full preoperative MR information together with a registered CT scan. Thus, critical information derived from CT and MR scans can be used simultaneously in spine tumor treatment.
Brainlab Navigation supports seamless compatibility with all common C-arms from Siemens, Ziehm, GE and Philips. The appropriate registration method can be chosen from a range of possibilities according to the individual surgical procedure and imaging device.
Technical feasibility determined on case-by-case basis.