NEUROSURGERY NAVIGATION StealthStation Surgical Navigation System

The StealthStation™ S8 surgical navigation system has an intuitive interface, improved patient registration software, and advanced visualization to navigate neurosurgery procedures. The system offers optical and Electromagnetic (EM) tracking capabilities, and integrates with external devices like microscopes, ultrasound, and a broad array of Medtronic instruments. Explore the capabilities, applications, and technology of this powerful surgical technology.



  • Create tumor models, white matter tracts, the cortical surface, and vessels with automatic 3-D segmentation tools
  • Visualize structures and anatomy quickly through the automated blending of the 3-D model
  • Plan your surgical approach with virtual craniotomy and virtual endoscope tools
  • Merge images from CT, MRI, CTA, MRA, fMRI, PET, and SPECT

StealthStation Neurological Visualization
Quickly visualize anatomy and structures with automatic blending of key information in 3-D models.
StealthStation Cranial Visualization


StealthStation S8 Interface
Multitouch-enabled interactions ― similar to your smartphone or tablet ― make the software easy to learn and easy to use.
StealthStation Interface


StealthStation S8 Custom Preferences and Workflows
Customize your StealthStation to make tasks more efficient for you.
StealthStation S8 Custom Preferences and Workflows


Import Options for Patient Pre-op Exams
Pre-op exams are the foundation for patient registration and navigation.
Import Options for Patient Pre-op Exams


StealthMerge Software
StealthMerge software lets you auto-merge a variety of exams, then see the results in high resolution .
StealthMerge Software


  • Automatic detection of fiducials
  • Registration with or without fiducials, including automatic registration with the O- arm TM surgical imaging system
  • Refinement of registrations with touch and trace techniques
  • Accurate metrics on the quality of registration

Improved Patient Registration
StealthStation S8 allows you to combine fiducial and anatomic points with surface-matching trace techniques.
StealthMerge Software



The Stealth™ Navigus™ frameless biopsy solution provides control when accessing the lesion and navigating the biopsy needle.

  • Direct depth stop calculation for accurate location of lesion
  • Confirmation of biopsy location with biopsy needle navigation
  • Tailored procedural flow for your unique approach to surgery

Stealth Navigus for Frameless Biopsy
A skull-mounted trajectory guide provides access through a small burr hole.
Stealth Navigus for frameless biopsy

Stealth Vertek Biopsy Device
A flexible arm and aiming device for versatile positioning and targeting.

Stealth Vertek Biopsy Device


The StealthStation cranial software supports both the planning and navigating of complex procedures, including procedures that use stereotactic frames. Use StealthViz™ software to create white matter tracts and seamlessly transfer the results to the StealthStation™ for visualization of all the information together.

  • Export of patient data to PACs systems, DICOM nodes, and other StealthStation™ systems for review, storage, and use
  • Accurate, automatic, and manual image fusion of MR, CT, O-arm, MRA, CTA, PET and fMRI with StealthMerge™ advanced image correlation algorithms and tools
  • 3-D segmentation and visualization from multiple datasets including white matter tracts, fMRI, cortical surface, and vessels


Choose from a variety of DBS lead delivery mechanisms including a stereotactic frame, Nexframe™ Stereotactic System using StealthStation™ navigation. AC PC image reformatting has been simplified with improved tools for defining AC, PC, and midline plane. Traditional indirect targeting formulas may be customized based on surgeon specific preferences and new targets may be created for streamlining the day of surgery planning workflow.

Overlay a model of microelectrodes and Medtronic DBS leads onto surgical plans to provide visualization of lead and contacts relative to the target and surgical plan. Collect intra-operative MER data through annotations along surgical plans. These annotations, in combination with the overlay of the Medtronic DBS leads, provide a meaningful visual communication to the neurologist of what happened the day of surgery.

Interact with the fully integrated Schaltenbrand Wahren Atlas to gain a better understanding of the relative location of structures for teaching purposes.

StealthViz Software
Create white-matter tracts and transfer them to the StealthStation.
StealthViz Software


Navigation and Imaging for Deep Brain Stimulation Procedures
Using StealthStation and the O-arm together in the OR.
Navigation and Imaging for Deep Brain Stimulation Procedures


StealthStation™ S8 EM navigation is a pinless option to optical navigation. EM navigation tools include a tip-tracked stylet, patient trackers, and malleable suction instruments.

StealthStation EM is configured with a single cart or dual carts and a compact instrument interface box. There are two emitter options, both with a large tracking volume.

Flat Emitter for StealthStation EM
The flat emitter is designed to be placed under the patient’s head.
Flat Emitter for StealthStation EM

Side-Mount Emitter for StealthStation EM
The side-mount emitter offers broad positioning options. It has a small footprint and mounts on the side of the cart or bedrail.
Side-Mount Emitter for StealthStation EM

The StealthStation™ EM stylet aids placement of compatible devices including:

StealthStation™ EM patient trackers are MRI Conditional, improving workflow during intra-operative MRI cases. Choose a skull-mounted or non-invasive model.

The suction instruments have Stealth™ EM technology in the tip. Simply bend the instrument as necessary and continue operating. Choose a standard, ball, or angled tip.

StealthStation EM Flexible Stylet
Navigate the StealthStation EM stylet with compatible devices.
StealthStation EM Flexible Stylet

StealthStation EM Stylet with External Ventricular Drainage Catheter
Use the EM stylet to place a VentriClear External ventricular drainage catheter.
StealthStation EM Stylet with External Ventricular Drainage Catheter

StealthStation EM Stylet with Introducer Catheter
Use the EM stylet to place a peel-away introducer catheter.
StealthStation EM Stylet with Introducer Catheter

StealthStation EM Non-invasive Patient Tracker

StealthStation EM Non-invasive Patient Tracker

StealthStation EM Skull-Mounted Patient Tracker

StealthStation EM Skull-Mounted Patient Tracker

Stealth Integration in the OR

Your Hub for Surgical Knowledge
StealthStation can integrate each technology and transform complex data into useful information.


The O-arm™ surgical imaging system provides real-time, intra-operative imaging of devices such as DBS leads, microelectrodes, depth electrodes and biopsy needles.

Close with Confidence
Confirm that you achieved the surgical goal by combining O-arm 3-D imaging with image fusion on the StealthStation. The example shows a deep brain stimulation procedure.


See StealthStation™ images on the heads-up display through microscope oculars while maintaining visualization of the anatomy.

  • Navigate the microscope's focal point like a virtual probe
  • Know where you are in respect to your surgical plan at all times
  • Integrate with Leica and Carl Zeiss microscopes


Integrating ultrasound data intra-operatively with your StealthStation™ may help you monitor for brain shift. Integration is simple:

  • Connect the ultrasound device and Stealth system
  • Calibrate the ultrasound probe for navigation
  • Review brain shift and resection levels

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