Procedure Navigation Systems

News and new technology innovations for procedure navigation systems can be found on this channel.

  • Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has received 510(k) clearance for clinical use in the operating room by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The New York City-based medical technology company will commence the...

  • Medtronic is recalling the Synergy Cranial Software and StealthStation S7 Cranial Software used with the StealthStation Surgical Navigation System due to reports of incorrect information displaying during biopsy procedures. The company said this could result in serious or life-threatening...

  • ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.

  • Philips announced the development of what it calls an industry-first augmented-reality surgical navigation technology designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. The addition of this new augmented reality technology will further widen the scope of...

  • Carestream is highlighting the results of its collaboration with Materialise NV  by showcasing a Web-based printing service, AnatomyPrint, at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America conference, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago. AnatomyPrint generates 3-D anatomical models from STL files.

Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 — Medivis announced that its...
California Hospital Adds Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery Platform to New Operating Suites
News | Advanced Visualization | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag in Newport Beach, Calif., announced the addition of the...
Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its...
Medtronic Recalls Synergy Cranial Software and Stealth Station S7 Cranial Software
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | February 05, 2019
February 5, 2019 — Medtronic is recalling the Synergy Cranial Software and StealthStation S7 Cranial Software used with...
Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies Partners With Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018 — Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker's Navigation business...
Technology | Orthopedic Imaging | June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 – EOS imaging announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...
California Outpatient Surgery Center Purchases First Globus ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation Platform
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018 — On Jan. 8, 2018, Robotics Outpatient Center, Los Angeles (ROC-LA), became the first outpatient...
Netherlands Cancer Institute Exploring Molecular Imaging Technology for Prostate Cancer Surgery
News | Molecular Imaging | October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017 — The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) announced it has received funding from the Dutch Cancer...
Johns Hopkins Surgeons Perform First Real-Time Image Guided Spine Surgery

Nicholas Theodore, M.D., (center) and the Excelsius robot he designed for image-guided spine surgery. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

News | Procedure Navigation Systems | October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 — Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have for the first time used a real-time, image-guided robot...
Stanford Trial Demonstrates Accuracy of Accuro Image-Guided Epidural System
News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 09, 2017
October 9, 2017 — A clinical trial conducted at Stanford University Medical Center...
ClaroNav Receives FDA 510(k) for NaviENT Surgical Navigation System
Technology | Procedure Navigation Systems | September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 — ClaroNav announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(K) clearance...
Siemens Healthineers Receives FDA Clearance for TrueFusion Structural Heart Disease Feature
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | September 06, 2017
September 6, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared TrueFusion, a new cardiovascular...
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a safety communication alerting healthcare...
Image Diagnostics Inc., ilex55, mobile multimodality monitor system, procedure navigation, flat panel displays, RSNA 2017
Technology | Flat Panel Displays | April 06, 2017
April 6, 2017 — Image Diagnostics Inc. (IDI) recently introduced the ilex55 as the world’s first large field 4k mobile...
Echopixel, True 3D Viewer, interactive virtual reality, pediatric surgery, increased clinical adoption
News | Advanced Visualization | March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 — EchoPixel recently announced progress in the clinical adoption of its True 3D...
Videos | HIMSS | March 10, 2017
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor...
VOSTARS, augmented reality surgical visor, Euopean project

Image courtesy of Photonics21

News | Advanced Visualization | March 06, 2017
March 6, 2017 — Employing new photonics technology, European scientists are developing a new...
augmented reality, virtual reality, medical imaging, surgery, Novarad, operating room

A view through a HoloLens augmented reality visor showing an overlaid brain image co-registered with a live patient on a table at HIMSS 2017.

Blog | HIMSS | March 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often...
augmented reality, virtual reality, medical imaging, surgery, operating room

A 2-D view of what operators see when viewing actual 3-D medical images in the HoloLens augmented reality system using TeraRecon's new software.

Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017 — TeraRecon debuted its new high-performance, cloud-based augmented reality solution, the HoloPack...
Lightpoint Medical, LightPath Imaging System, clinical study results, breast-conserving surgery, intraoperative molecular imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
News | Molecular Imaging | February 01, 2017
February 1, 2017 — Lightpoint Medical announced in December positive clinical trial results for its...