What are the advantages of optical surgical navigation systems?

Using optical surgical navigation systems, it enables the development of surgery through real augmented technological simulation, characterized by sensory perception, adding visual content, such as help guides to make them less invasive and showing the role of personnel as a comparative advantage over virtual reality.

In recent years, this type of virtual tool has been successfully implemented to make incisions through the optical surgical navigation system manipulated by the surgeon, in which it allows the least number of holes and insertions, leading to a reduction in post-operative and hospitalization times and a lower risk of surgical complications for the patient.

Advantages of optical surgical navigation systems

Guided operations symbolize a set of elements geared towards performing interventions in real time, assisted by navigation systems, enabling surgeons to simulate, educate and plan interventions.

It is useful to guide a route in a three-dimensional space, where images with contrast systems are used, applying fluorescent labels or markers that allow navigation and orientation of the system between organs and nerves with real-time images.

It also covers operational actions, usually linked to planning, enabling success rates in procedures, which are translated into static or dynamic systems, defined as:

  • Model-based surgical workflow.
  • Display surgery area and position in a display or monitor interface, including navigation for real-time instrument position.

Maintenance of optical surgical navigators

The operational confidence of surgical optical navigation systems can be enhanced or maintained through preventive maintenance of the equipment, as the medical staff operating it can concentrate on procedures and patient needs in an emergency.

On the other hand, most operating theatres that have navigation, are not always ready, which is why maintenance is a complicated and necessary step, given that they intervene images that save time and improve workflow and to achieve can create space for other interventions.

The components that develop a special role are milling and cutting tools, invasive surgical instruments, that function and adjust optimally and that the surgeon receives information about them through remote control options; i.e., not only display this on the actual device, but on a central, visible screen that can be operated by the healthcare professional.

In the field of medical technology, surgical optical navigation systems focus on advances that support current interventions. In addition, they work with conventional imaging techniques, whereby manufacturers develop replacement instruments that achieve integration into sensor structures.

Kalstein Optical Surgical Navigator

At Kalstein, we’re equipped with top-quality technological equipment, with YR series models, the advanced optical tracking system follows the real-time 3D position and orientation of active or passive markers attached to surgical tools, for exceptional precision (1.0 mm spatial resolution) and reliability.

Similarly, DICOM tomographic images and images captured with CT / C-arm / MRI / fMRI are applicable in the YR02143 surgical navigation system, and the procedure for simulating and modeling in 3D anatomical structures in the material (such as skin, skull, brain tissue or the target lesion) can be easily defined for surgical convenience, providing operators with four navigation modes for integral monitoring of the navigation process, automatically stores all patient image data and registration information, enabling the surgeon to load quickly and continue against unexpected power cuts.

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