Healthcare Professionals

ENT NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS

• FUSION™
• FUSION Compact™
• Accessories



Navigation delivers meaningful innovation. With reliable accuracy, you can see the instrument-tip location on the Fusion screen — which may allow more thorough dissection and reduced complication risk in select patients.1-3

But it's more than that. We make technology smart and simple. Like factory-calibrated instruments with built-in navigation. And a one-piece, non-invasive patient tracker.

Whatever the surgery, whatever the need—our systems, instruments, and accessories can enhance your workflow and advance patient care.

BOTH EM SYSTEMS FEATURE:

  • Automated registration/verification
  • Reusable instruments
  • Multi-instrument tracking
  • Seamless integration with factory-calibrated instruments
  • Custom surgeon settings
  • Familiar Medtronic navigation design
  • Optional hardware, software, and accessories

FUSION™ ENT Navigation System

Fusion offers a convenient all-in-one system that's easy to roll from OR to OR.

FUSION Compact™ ENT Navigation System

The modular Fusion Compact™ gives you access to navigation in the OR or office when you need it.

  • Convenient, mobile, portable
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Digital video input and output
  • 8 ports for AxiEM™ instruments
  • Optional tripod stand for emitter and emitter arm

Why Image-Guided Surgery Is Needed

Disease, previous surgery, and normal anatomical variations can make it a challenge to perform the safest and most effective endoscopic sinus surgery, even with a detailed knowledge of anatomy and surgical skill. Avoiding orbital injuries, entry into the brain, and the carotid artery are paramount.

Our Fusion Navigation System provides real-time positioning information that can help you navigate in and around the sinuses and away from critical structures during removal of diseased tissue.

Image-guided surgery has become an industry standard for many endoscopic sinus surgeries. The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) endorses the use of image-guided surgery for procedures including:4

  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Distorted sinus anatomy of development, postoperative, or traumatic origin
  • Extensive sino-nasal polyposis
  • Pathology involving the frontal, posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses
  • Disease abutting the skull base, orbit, optic nerve, or carotid artery
  • CSF rhinorrhea or conditions where there is a skull base defect
  • Benign and malignant sino-nasal neoplasms

Whether you're performing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) or complex skull base procedures, navigation systems provide valuable information that can help enable more thorough procedures and navigate around critical structures.


1

Dalgorf D, Sacks R, Wormald P-J, et al. Image-guided surgery influences perioperative morbidity from endoscopic sinus surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. July 2013;149(1):17-29.

2

Chiu AG and Vaughan WC. Revision endoscopic frontal sinus surgery with surgical navigation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130:312-318.

3

Pillai P, Sammet S, Ammirati M. Image-guided, endoscopic-assisted drilling and exposure of the whole length of the internal auditory canal and its fundus with preservation of the integrity of the labyrinth using a retrosigmoid approach: a laboratory investigation. Operative Neurosurgery. 2009;65:ons53-59.