The imaging system that's enhancing spine surgery at Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute

Spinal Tech

The Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery System is one of the many technologies spine surgeons have at their disposal at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute in Bridgeport, News12 Westchester reports.

Developed by 7D Surgical, recently acquired by SeaSpine for a reported $110 million, the navigation system is designed to improve efficiency and decrease operative time for spine and cranial surgery. 

The radiation-free technology system can complete the entire patient registration process in less than 30 seconds, compared to about 30 minutes for traditional systems, according to the company.

"When I was trained, we had none of this," Gerard Girasole, MD, co-director of the institute, told the news outlet. "We trained on using our judgement, our anatomy, and were very successful at it."

St. Vincent's spine program also features Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS and Medtronic's Stealth navigation system.

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center opened in February, four years after sister hospital MidState Medical Center in Meriden debuted the institute's first location.

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