Medtronic has designed and developed several software modules that enhance the efficiency and ease-of-use of image guided neurosurgery solutions.
Using Medtronic's advanced StealthMerge and Stealth3D visualization software, surgeons can precisely and easily add dimension to any scan and auto-merge exams for the best visualization during image guided neurosurgery.
StealthMerge Software merges a variety of exam modalities. For example, complex functional data series with the corresponding anatomical series in the OR, or on a planning station. Intuitive features make it easy for surgeons to:
StealthStation® Cranial Software Planning and Navigation Software allows surgeons to store preferences for each type of image guided procedure they perform, and streamline patient management. These features help save time and costs, and ultimately provide a consistent experience for every case – even with staff rotations.
Stored Preference Options – Surgeons can personalize each image guided neurosurgery procedure by:
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.
Cranial Passive Instrument Set
Detail - SureTrak® II Universal Tracker Instrument Tray
Detail - Microscope Probe
Detail - Catheter Introducer PCI Handle Kit
Small Passive Frame
Passive Planar Blunt Probe
Surgical Planning for StealthStation Navigation
One of the main goals for a neuro oncology procedure is to maximize resection of a lesion while minimizing the impact to eloquent areas of the brain. Sophisticated new imaging capabilities are leading to a voluminous amount of data that needs to be reviewed in diagnosing a patient’s condition and executing the surgery.
StealthViz™ Advanced Visualization and Planning provides a means to fuse all the data together, extract the pertinent pieces of information from each, and prepare just those pieces for use with navigation in the operating theatre.
Learn more about the StealthViz System (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Brochure describing the StealthViz Advanced Visualization and Planning Application.
Building on the StealthViz™ visualization and planning engine, the StealthDTI™ software module enables additional information from white matter tractography. This is the processing of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI) MRI scans, also known as gradients, into fiber tracts.
Features for surgical planning, visualization and OR workflow include:
The StealthViz module enables better management and manipulation of the vast amount of information from numerous multi-modality datasets.
StealthViz (PDF, 1.4 MB) for exploration of scenarios:
StealthStation Ultrasound Navigation
The movement of the brain during surgery – a phenomenon known as brain shift – can be monitored and compensated for with SonoNav™, our StealthStation® ultrasound navigation interface.
SonoNav integrates the latest ultrasound technologies with the latest StealthStation navigation platforms. This provides real-time clinical data that is critical to surgeons' decisions – enabling for more precise tumor resection levels.