We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us

Download Mobile App




Stereotactic Navigation System Enhances Precision of Brain and Spinal Surgeries

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 19 Jan 2024
Print article
Image: The SmartFrame OR Stereotactic System has been granted FDA clearance (Photo courtesy of ClearPoint Neuro)
Image: The SmartFrame OR Stereotactic System has been granted FDA clearance (Photo courtesy of ClearPoint Neuro)

The integration of image-guided navigation with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has facilitated real-time surgical decisions to improve clinical outcomes. Now, a stereotactic system is designed to enable such integration by providing stereotactic guidance for the placement and operation of instruments or devices during the planning and operation of neurological procedures performed in conjunction with the use of a compatible optical stereotaxic navigation system using preoperative MR and/or CT imaging.

ClearPoint Neuro’s (Solana Beach, CA, USA) SmartFrame OR stereotactic system comprises two key components: the SmartFrame OR, and the ClearPointer Optical Navigation Wand. The SmartFrame OR offers stereotactic guidance for placing and operating instruments or devices during the planning and operation of neurological procedures performed along with a compatible optical stereotaxic navigation system utilizing preoperative MR and/or CT imaging. These procedures include biopsies, catheter placement, and electrode introduction. The ClearPointer is designed for use in conjunction with the SmartFrame OR and a compatible stereotactic optical navigation system for patient registration and navigation. SmartFrame OR can be used with or without available bone screw fiducials. The company will kick off a limited market release in the first half of 2024 and plans the full market release during the second half of 2024.

“Expanding ClearPoint’s portfolio beyond the MRI into the operating room is of key strategic significance to the Company in 2024 and beyond,” said Joe Burnett, President and CEO at ClearPoint Neuro. “More than 95% of all stereotactic neuro-navigation procedures take place in the OR, supporting DBS, Laser Ablation, Biopsy, sEEG, and more. This product is the first in ClearPoint’s history that does not require the use of MRI during the procedure, allowing us to access more hospitals, and to support an order of magnitude more patients than our legacy portfolio. Importantly, the SmartFrame OR is compatible with capital hardware and software already present in many neurosurgical operating rooms and should not require the approval by hospital capital committees for surgeons to try this new product.”

“SmartFrame OR embodies over a decade of accumulated expertise in MRI-guided navigation, now enhanced with the latest OR imaging technology,” added Rob Rubio, Segment Leader for Neuromodulation at ClearPoint Neuro. “It offers surgeons flexible workflows, including iCT forward projection, enabling precise image-based corrections to achieve submillimetric accuracy.”

Gold Member
Solid State Kv/Dose Multi-Sensor
AGMS-DM+
Gold Member
SARS‑CoV‑2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Sample-To-Answer Test
SARS‑CoV‑2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Cartridge (CE-IVD)
Silver Member
Compact 14-Day Uninterrupted Holter ECG
NR-314P
New
Ultrasound Software
UltraExtend NX

Print article
Detecto

Channels

Critical Care

view channel
Image: Detecting heart diseases using AI and the ECG (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

AI Technology Boosts ECG Capabilities for Early Heart Disease Diagnosis

Cardiovascular diseases often remain undetected until a critical event like a heart attack or stroke occurs. Early identification is key to improving outcomes, but the absence of clear symptoms complicates... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The new eye-safe laser technology can diagnose traumatic brain injury (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Novel Diagnostic Hand-Held Device Detects Known Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

The growing need for prompt and efficient diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major cause of mortality globally, has spurred the development of innovative diagnostic technologies.... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.