September 26, 2007 - Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB have announced a development and marketing agreement for the integration of mobile 3D C-arms and CAS (Computer Assisted Surgery), establishing full compatibility of Ziehm’s Vario 3D and Vision 3D with all mobile BrainLAB platforms for 3D intra-operative imaging.
Vario 3D, Vision 3D and BrainLAB CAS platforms are designed to assist with a broad variety of medical procedures, including spine and trauma, craniomaxillofacial and neurosurgery.
Vario 3D and Vision 3D allow surgeons to create a volumetric 3D dataset with arbitrary numbers of fluoroscopic images. Depending on each indication, the surgeon can reportedly define the image quality, radiation dose and the resolution of the images.
BrainLAB technology makes it possible to automatically register intra-operatively acquired 3D datasets. This means surgeons can upload datasets into the CAS system without the need for additional manual steps. During surgery, the position of the patient and the surgical instruments are tracked in real time through BrainLAB software.