Features of a surgical navigation system

A surgical navigation system is a piece of medical equipment that enables the patient’s anatomy to be visualized during surgery, and the location of the surgical instrument to be accurately tracked. The use of such equipment during various surgical procedures brings greater precision, less invasive interventions and helps achieve better surgical results.

These medical devices enable the precise planning and execution of surgical procedures in the operating room, i.e. the guidance of surgical instruments such as electrobisturists. They consist of a series of instruments that are connected to screens by sensors using imaging methods.

What are the advantages of a surgical navigation system?

Today, thanks to technological development, surgical navigation systems provide optical tracking capabilities as well as integration with external devices such as microscopes and ultrasound. They are the accepted standard for neurosurgery, and have the capacity to monitor a large number of instruments simultaneously.

Among the many advantages offered by the use of surgical navigation systems, we find:

  • Fewer post-operative complications (infections, fistulas, etc.)
  • Reduced risk of sequelae
  • I They shorten hospital stays.
  • Smaller, more aesthetic incisions.
  • Applications in which surgical navigation systems are used
  • The use of surgical navigation systems is a highly complex and technologically demanding piece of equipment, requiring a multi-disciplinary team that is well trained to work with this very useful tool.

Among the procedures where optical surgical navigation systems can be used, we have :

  • Biopsy.
  • Catheter placement.
  • Tumor resection.
  • Spinal decompression.
  • Pelvic or spinal fixation.
  • Treatment of spinal or sacral trauma.
  • Positioning the deep brain stimulation electrode

How does a surgical navigation system work?

A surgical navigation system is based on the principle of high-precision stereoscopic vision. Today, this equipment typically includes polar navigation systems, micrometric navigation systems and others, and has become an integral part of computer-assisted surgery, which has enabled the use of digital images in surgical procedures, giving surgeons the ability to carry out preoperative planning and precise use of instruments during surgery.

The main function of these surgical navigation systems is to help locate anatomical structures accurately in open or percutaneous procedures. In this sense, surgical navigation systems work with conventional imaging techniques such as CT or MRI.

What do we offer you at Kalstein?

Kalstein is a MANUFACTURER of medical and laboratory equipment of the highest quality and featuring the most advanced technology at the best prices on the market, so we guarantee you a safe and efficient purchase, knowing that you have the service of a solid company committed to healthcare. On this occasion, we present our innovative YR02143 computer-aided electromagnetic surgical navigation system, which has the following features:

  • It is widely used for surgical visualization, planning and navigation to help minimize iatrogenic trauma to surrounding brain tissue and reduce the risk of surgical complications in cranial procedures (such as cranial neurology and ENT surgery).
  • The advanced optical tracking system follows the real-time 3D position and orientation of active or passive markers linked to surgical tools, for exceptional precision (1.0 mm spatial resolution) and reliability.
  • The method of simulation and 3D modeling of anatomical structures in the material (such as skin, skull, brain tissue or the target lesion) can be easily defined for surgical convenience.
  • With the integrated navigation probe and advanced optical measurement technology, the surgeon can easily quantify the size and position of lesions, then scientifically design the surgical approach.
  • The system provides operators with four navigation modes for complete monitoring of the navigation process.
  • Intelligent software will help calibrate and compensate for unexpected changes in anatomical structure and cerebral change induced by the removal of the intracranial lesion zone.
  • The YR02143 navigation system can be operated with a surgeon’s mouse or a touch-sensitive monitor mounted on the mobile cart or on the roof suspension arm.
  • The system automatically saves all patient image data and registration information to enable the surgeon to quickly load and continue surgical navigation against unexpected power cuts.
  • It can be used for all neurological and ENT surgeries, particularly in deep intracranial lesions, low-volume intracranial lesions, minimally invasive edge intracranial lesions and minimally invasive surgeries.

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