20 spine imaging systems to know

Written by Staff | January 08, 2019 | Print  |

Here are 20 spine imaging systems to know.

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Arcadis Orbic 3D (Siemens Healthineers). The Arcadis Orbic 3D is a high-end C-arm with an isocentric design and 190 degree orbital movement from Siemens Healthineers. The system is designed for intraoperative orthopedic, trauma and spine surgery use, allowing physicians precise imaging and visualization. The system can also be paired with the NaviLink 3D and aims to integrate easily with current clinical workflows.

Brainlab Fluoro 3D C-arm Registration (Brainlab). The Brainlab Fluoro 3D Registration intraoperatively integrates 3D C-arms for spine and trauma procedures. It is designed for real-time navigation of datasets and can be used in both minimally invasive and complex procedures. The system has a dedicated 3D navigation application for spine and trauma. It is compatible with all common 3D C-arms.

EOS (EOS Imaging). The EOS system provides low-dose, full-body stereo-radiographic images of patients in a functional position. The bi-planar device can produce two simultaneous frontal and lateral images of the whole body or a single segment. It also includes a micro-dose option for pediatric patient follow-up exams. The company's spineEOS 3D surgical planning software gives surgeons the opportunity to plan and execute procedures for degenerative and deformity conditions.

ExcelsiousGPS (Globus Medical). The ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation platform combines a rigid robotic arm and navigation to develop precise trajectory alignment during spinal procedures. Designed to improve pedicle screw placement and accuracy, the system can be used during posterior cervical, posterior thoracic, sacroiliac, posterior lumbar and lateral lumbar procedures. With the system, surgeons can verify operative plans and receive real-time, intraoperative feedback.

Horizon DXA (Hologic). Hologic's Horizon DXA system uses the same high-delimitation technology that is in modern CT devices to capture images for more patients, including obese patients. The system has low-noise detectors and an X-ray generator to increase patient throughput and image quality. Clinicians can use the technology for an instant vertebral assessment scan that can assess fracture risks and identify spinal fractures with low-dose, single-energy images.

G-Arm GXi 2 (Whale Imaging). The G-Arm GXi 2 is a second-generation technology with large wheels for extra maneuverability as well as dual laser aiming. The system integrates Whale Imaging's X-Beam biplanar technology and is designed for increased efficiency; surgeons don't have to switch between the alpine and lateral views. The G-Arm GXi 2 is associated with fewer corrective exposures, reduced procedure time and less radiation exposure.

G-scan Brio (Esaote). The G-scan Brio dedicated MRI system features a comprehensive set of coils and sequences to provide complete MSK MRI, from spine to extremities and head— plus the ability to perform unique weight-bearing studies.

KICK System with FlouroExpress Software Module (DePuy Synthes). DePuy Synthes' KICK System with FlouroExpress Software Module is designed to offer surgeons an optimized procedural workflow. The system features a tracking system, a computer unit to run software and a display unit for navigation. FluroExpress aims to assist in minimally invasive surgery through its pre- and intraoperative image-guided localization system.

Mazor X (Medtronic). Owned by Medtronic, the Mazor X is designed for the precise positioning of surgical instruments and implants during spine surgery. With 3D analytics and virtual tools, the system allows surgeons to create a surgical blueprint preoperatively. The robotic guidance system analyzes and pairs images from preoperative CT scans to optimize surgical precision.

NAV3i (Stryker). Stryker's NAV3i system is designed to provide flexible surgical solutions for spine, orthopedic and cranial procedures. With a navigation camera arm capable of achieving a wide range of motion, the system aims to easily accommodate various procedures and approaches. The NAV3i also includes Stryker's built-in LiveCam designed to more easily position the navigation camera and smart instruments.

O-Arm Surgical Imaging System (Medtronic). Medtronic designed the O-arm for intraoperative imaging to enhance surgical procedures. The O-arm can be used during complex and minimally invasive spine procedures to deliver real-time images that can guide clinical decision-making. Designed to integrate into the surgical workflow, the O-arm moves fluidly around the operating room and has robotic controls for repeatable, precise gantry orientation.

OEC Elite CFD (GE Healthcare). OEC Elite CFD with vascular applications is the first premium mobile C-arm offering with both a 31 cm and 21cm CMOS flat panel detector. It is designed to produce high image quality at a low dose with a 14 percent improvement over an image intensifier in line pair resolution at normal dose. The OEC Elite CFD produces crisp, clean images, enabling better imaging confidence by allowing surgeons to see greater differentiation between a patient’s anatomy, such as bone, organs and skin and exceptional vessel detail in even the toughest vascular procedures with a tiny 0.008” guidewire.

OEC One (GE Healthcare). With the smallest footprint in its class, the OEC One system clears up space and provides easy maneuverability for small operating spaces or clinic needs for a range of procedures including orthopedic and pain management. Clinicians can bring images closer to the surgical field - right to the edge of the table - thanks to the extendable, articulating display arm that provides five ranges of motion. Whether standing or sitting on either side of the C-arm, surgeons view crisp, clear detail in 11.8” live and reference images on the 27” display. The 10.1” TechView tablet located on the C-arm is designed to facilitate smooth communications during procedures with a mirrored live image from the 27” display and an intuitive, touchscreen interface that allows a rad tech to make desired image adjustments and set vascular* preferences right at the system.

OrthoScan FD Pulse (OrthoScan). As one of the first and only mini C-arms with pulsed fluoroscopy, OrthoScan's FD Pulse is designed to provide dose reduction with advanced image quality. The OrthoTouch FD Pulse user interface is comparable to a smartphone or tablet, allowing seamless operation of system controls while still performing keyboard functions. Additionally, FD Pulse aims to reduce dosage without losing image quality or detail by moving from continuous fluoroscopy to a pulse fluoroscopy of 30 pulses per second.

Pulse (NuVasive). With 2D and 3D navigation and smart imaging capabilities, Pulse integrates NuVasive's neuromonitoring, surgical planning, radiation reduction and patient-specific rod bending technologies. The single computer platform is designed to tackle various clinical challenges with enhanced use and an intuitive workflow in spine surgery. Through Wi-Fi connectivity and independent device access, physicians can view the technologies' imaging and insights in real-time.

Rosa (Zimmer Biomet). The Rosa robotic surgical assistant is FDA-approved for brain surgery applications, and the spine application has been submitted to the FDA. The device can be used for preoperative surgical planning and facilitates precision during less invasive procedures.

S-scan (Esaote). Aimed at achieving fast and easy patient position, Esaote's S-scan features an open design and real-time image display on the gantry. The MRI system covers all musculoskeletal anatomy from feet to shoulders, including the lumbar and cervical spine. S-scan comprises a DICOM modality worklist and network integration without any cryogens.

StealthStation Navigation (Medtronic). StealthStation Navigation, owned by Medtronic, features an intuitive interface, patient registration software and advanced visualization for navigating neurosurgery procedures. Designed to integrate with external devices, including microscopes, ultrasound and various Medtronic instruments, StealthStation Navigation is has optical and electromagnetic tracking abilities. The system aims to quickly visualize structures and anatomy by automatically blending the 3D model. It also allows surgeons to create preoperative surgical plans with its virtual craniotomy and endoscope tools.

Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D (Ziehm). The Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D is designed to combine multiplanar reconstructions and 3D volume rendering into one system. With flat-panel technology, the Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D delivers more than 65,000 shades of gray, and its images aim to provide maximum intraoperative visualization of anatomical structures. The system is designed to deliver accuracy and precision during orthopedic, spine and neurological procedures, using an integration of CT scans and navigation to create preoperative surgical plans.

Ziehm Solo (Ziehm). The Ziehm Solo comprises a compact and versatile C-arm, full-size monitor and touchscreen user interface. The single-unit system features versatile viewing options such as the separate Ziehm Viewing Station to enable physicians to use the unit according to individual requirements. Ziehm Solo also aims to reduce exposure through its comprehensive dose concept for high image quality and minimized dose.

 

 

 

 

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