Surgical Navigation Systems
 

Systems, Software, and Instruments

StealthStation S7 Surgical Navigation System

Medtronic's StealthStation S7 Surgical Navigation System

Detail - The StealthStation S7 Surgical Navigation System

The StealthStation® S7®, Medtronic’s seventh generation surgical navigation system, offers many benefits to the surgeon and OR staff:

  • Intraoperative Imaging Integration – The StealthStation S7 interfaces seamlessly with multiple intraoperative imaging systems, including iMRI, iCT, C-arms, and the O-arm® System – Medtronic’s versatile 3D imaging and 2D fluoroscopy system
  • Tracking Technologies – Surgeons can choose between Medtronic’s advanced optical surgical navigation camera, or the AxiEM™ electromagnetic system
  • High Resolution, Wide-Screen Monitor – The system comes standard with a 24 inch (61 cm) high-resolution widescreen monitor, providing surgeons a brilliant view of navigation images
  • Easy Access to Pre-Op Exams – With DICOM Query/ Retrieve, OR staff can search, view, and download patient exams directly over the hospital network
  • Improved Workflow Features
    • 2-cart design for flexible positioning of surgeon and staff monitors
    • 50% smaller footprint makes it easier to position in the OR
    • High fidelity, MP3-ready sound system
    • Works in docked or undocked positions
    • AxiEM tracking system can be used from its discreet location on a StealthStation S7 System or easily lifted and attached to the OR bedrail
    • Longer camera handle and laser button make it easier to aim the surgical navigation camera from any position.
    • Uninterrupted power systems that allow you to unplug the surgical navigation system without losing data

StealthStation® S7® System (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Information and system specifications for the StealthStation S7 Surgical Navigation System.

StealthStation i7 Integrated Surgical Navigation System

Medtronic's StealthStation i7 Integrated Surgical Navigation System

Detail - StealthStation i7 Integrated Surgical Navigation System

The StealthStation® i7® was designed to optimize space and surgical workflow in the OR through its versatile, integrated navigation options, flexible equipment interfaces, and professional services.

Versatile Integrated Navigation Solution

The StealthStation i7 Integrated navigation system helps surgeons:

  • Improve procedural workflow by minimizing cable and equipment congestion around the patient table
  • Easily view navigation information with ceiling mounted, Digital HD, wide-screen monitors (available in both touch-screen and non-touch LCD options)
  • Add confidence before closure with intra-operative imaging
  • Incorporate advanced visualization and planning capabilities with StealthViz application with StealthDTI module
  • Personalize workflow with tailored Synergy® navigation software applications

Flexible Equipment Interfaces to Streamline Workflow for OR Staff

  • The StealthStation i7 integrates easily with booms, audio/visual, intraoperative imaging, microscopes, and other OR components
  • The boom-mounted navigation camera can be easily positioned to track navigated instruments
  • Integrated navigation reduces set-up and take-down time for the OR staff
  • The StealthStation i7 integrates with technologies from leading boom and A/V vendors

Surgical Navigation Professional Services

  • We support surgical teams from initial room planning to final installation to create the ideal OR solution
  • We consult with you to analyze surgical workflow, patient positioning, OR space management, ergonomics, and clinical specialty needs
  • We collaborate with architects, hospital staff, and other partners to ensure on-time deployment and verification of your final solution
  • We provide comprehensive training, ongoing support, and case coverage to ensure every surgical navigation system runs smoothly

StealthStation® i7® Integrated Navigation System (PDF, 153 KB)
Information and system specifications for the StealthStation i7 Integrated Navigation System.

StealthStation iNav Portable Surgical Navigation System

This fee-per-use, agile, portable surgical navigation system was designed so every hospital can offer the benefits of navigation technology to its surgical staff and patients. Available through the Navigation On-Demand Program, the StealthStation® iNav is a multi-application system that is small enough to fit into any crowded and space-limited OR.

Medtronic's StealthStation iNav Portable Surgical Navigation System

AxiEM Electromagnetic Tracking System

These instruments are used with the StealthStation System. Please click on the ‘Indications, Safety, and Warnings’ info on the left for more information, as well as to consult the full System Manual.

StealthStation® AxiEM surgical navigation system, the proprietary electromagnetic (EM) tracking technology developed by Medtronic Navigation, is the industry’s first clinically available EM tracking solution to use unique single-coil engineering. It works by generating an electromagnetic field around the patient’s target anatomy that can be tracked to triangulate the positioning of instruments and patient-tracking devices during surgical navigation procedures.

Benefits of AxiEM Technology

  • EM tracking devices and instruments are small, non-invasive and easier to attach
  • AxiEM can be seamlessly integrated into your OR workflow with a streamlined, portable localizer that can hang from the OR table or Mayo Stand
  • AxiEM single-coil technology allows flexible instruments (ie, stylets, shunts, catheters) to be tracked at the tip, enabling the use of surgical navigation in procedures that were previously limited by the rigid optical-based tracking technology
  • The system is not impaired by a camera’s line of sight to the tracked instruments. Instruments and staff can come in and out of the EM field with no disruption to the surgical navigation information
  • Patented algorithms constantly monitor the electromagnetic field, including metal disturbance, to ensure surgical navigation precision
Medtronic's AxiEM tracking technology for surgical navigation

AxiEM tracking technology for surgical navigation

Patient References

Patient References

 

Surgical Planning With StealthViz Planning Station

StealthViz advanced visualization and planning

Detail StealthViz advanced visualization and planning

The StealthViz Advanced Visualization Application with StealthDTI™ Module enables a surgeon to:

  • Explore various surgical scenarios with advanced visualization and extract pertinent information
  • Plan and prepare the data for export and use in surgery
  • Navigate in the operating room with StealthStation® system precision

The StealthViz application is a powerful 2D/3D surgical planning application. It enables surgeons with all the pertinent information, right at their fingertips in the OR:

  • Import multi-modality DICOM scans including MRA, CTA, fMRI, PET, MEG
  • Visualize in 2D and with sophisticated, fast 3D volume renderings
  • Multi-modality image fusion via StealthMerge software
  • Segmentation of critical anatomical structures with manual and semi-automatic tools
  • Preparation of fMRI activation maps for display in a StealthStation system as 3D objects
  • Exploration and planning prior to entering the operating theatre
  • Export results to a PACS or StealthStation system for use in neurosurgery

Computer requirements for best processing performance:

  • Linux version runs only on Flagstone XM or Nexstone:
    • 9730755 StealthStation Planning Station Plus
    • 9734048 StealthStation S7® Planning Station
    • StealthStation S7 Navigation System
  • Windows XP version runs on a customer-supplied computer:
    • Minimum 2GB RAM
    • nVidia 8800GTS graphics card
  • No other configurations have been validated for clinical use.

Note: The StealthViz application runs on the configurations above. The exported results are displayable on any StealthStation Treon or S7® Navigation System running Mach Cranial 5.0.1 or higher. StealthMerge image fusion software is required on the navigation system.

StealthViz Brochure (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Brochure describing the advanced visualization and surgical navigation planning capabilities of the StealthViz application.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2013

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