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Surgical browsers: What technology do they use?

A surgical navigator is a sophisticated medical team that is employed in the precise planning and execution of surgical procedures in operating rooms, that is, they act as a guide to other surgical instruments such as the scalpel. Its structure consists of a series of instruments that are connected to screens by sensors with imaging methods.

These medical devices provide optical tracking capabilities as well as integration with external devices such as microscopes and ultrasound. These computers enable patients to make calculations using specific software, relying on sensors placed on patients during the operation. Its function is to help the surgeon make decisions on the orientation of cuts to be made, the positioning of implants or the handling of ligaments and surrounding tissues.

Uses of a Surgical Browser

Surgical browsers do not replace the human element, which remains the main factor when treating a patient, but can become a fairly useful tool if handled by skilled hands. Procedures where optical surgical navigation systems can be used include:

  • Biopsy.
  • Catheter placement.
  • Tumor resection.
  • Spinal decompression.
  • Pelvic or spinal fixation.
  • Treatment for spinal or sacral trauma.
  • Deep brain stimulation electrode positioning.

Planning a surgery through an image obtained by means of a tomograph entails the precise execution of any surgical procedure, since it allows the specialist to be sure of the possible unforeseen events that may arise during the surgery, thus generating a faster and less painful response for the patient, and saving in turn moments of tension and time in the operating room.

Technologies present in a surgical navigator

A surgical navigator is a GPS with which the surgeon can check with pinpoint accuracy during the surgical procedure in which anatomical place is and the exact position on which to act. The operation of this equipment is based on the principle of stereoscopic vision with high accuracy and low cost. At present these surgical navigation systems equipment mainly include systems with polaris technology, micron navigation and others.

The surgical navigator aims to help accurately locate anatomic structures in open or percutaneous procedures. They are now considered an integral part of computer-assisted surgery. That is, they provide surgical procedures based on digital imaging technology and provide surgeons with the opportunity to perform preoperative planning and precise instrument handling during the operation. Surgical navigation systems function with conventional imaging techniques such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. HERE

What do we offer you in Kalstein?

Kalstein is a company MANUFACTURER of medical and laboratory equipment of the highest quality and the best technology at the best prices in the market, so you can make your purchase confidently with us, knowing that you have the service and advice of a company specialized in the field and committed to innovation. In this opportunity we present you new electromagnetic surgical browser YR02143 computer assisted, its main features are:

  • 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 tracks real-time 3D positioning and orientation of active or passive markers attached to surgical tools, providing exceptional accuracy (1.0 mm spatial resolution) and reliability.
  • The method of 3D simulation and modeling of anatomical structures in material (such as skin, skull, brain tissue, or target lesion) can be easily defined for surgical convenience.
  • With built-in navigation probe and advanced optical measurement technology, the surgeon can easily quantify the size and position of lesions, and then design the surgical approach in a scientific manner.
  • The system provides operators with four navigation modes for comprehensive monitoring of the navigation process.
  • The intelligent software will help calibrate and compensate for unexpected changes in anatomic structure and brain change induced by removal of the area of intracranial injury.
  • The YR02143 navigation system can be operated with a surgeon mouse or a touch monitor mounted on the mobile cart or ceiling suspension arm.
  • The system automatically saves all patient image data and registration information to enable surgeons to quickly charge and continue surgical navigation against unexpected power outage.
  • It can be used for all neurologic and OLR surgeries, especially for deep intracranial injuries, small intracranial volume injuries, intracranial lesions with a low invasive border, and minimally invasive surgeries.

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