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Neurosurgery Imaging and Surgical Navigation

Surgical Procedures

StealthStation for Tumor Resection

StealthStation's complete suite of tumor resection instrumentation and Neuronavigation technologies provide surgeons with the precision, control and visualization necessary to resect the maximum amount of tumor, while preserving function and minimizing potential impact to critical brain structures.

How StealthStation Navigation Works

Using StealthStation navigation, surgeons can visualize the patient’s anatomy in 3D prior to and during surgery while also seeing the exact location of their surgical instrumentation.

StealthStation navigation enables surgeons to:

  • Enhance tumor boundary recognition
  • Determine the optimal placement and size of the craniotomy
  • Account for brain shift during the procedure
  • Plan the least invasive surgical path

StealthStation Microscope Integration

pdf StealthStation Microscope Integration  (.pdf)

Learn about StealthStation Microscope Integration.


Microscope integration can transform the navigation experience for tumor resections by enabling surgeons to:

  • Visualize StealthStation images through microscope oculars
  • Navigate a microscope’s focal point as a virtual probe
  • Eliminate the need for pre-surgery setup or draping concerns due to an integrated StealthStation navigation bracket

Microscope Integration
Microscope integration


StealthStation Ultrasound Integration

Read more information on our SonoNav™ ultrasound StealthStation interface.

Customization and Streamlined Patient Management

Surgeons have the ability to set their own preferences for each image-guided tumor resection, providing a personalized and consistent experience for each neuronavigation case – even with staff rotations. Additional features and options for grouping, transferring, and archiving important patient data helps streamline patient management.

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StealthStation Navigation for Biopsy Procedures

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.

Through close collaboration with surgeons and staff, Medtronic has developed StealthStation biopsy solutions, including both a frameless passive biopsy system and external Passive Biopsy system, which can be selected based on the clinical need and surgeon’s preference.

These StealthStation-guided biopsy systems help surgeons plan and perform faster and less-invasive brain biopsies by:

  • Eliminating visual obstructions and optimizing cranial access
  • Providing direct depth-stop calculation for accurate location of lesion
  • Confirming the biopsy location with biopsy needle navigation
  • Tailoring procedural flow for each surgeon’s preference
pdf Download the StealthStation Cranial Brain Biopsy Datasheet (.pdf)

Get the facts on StealthStation Cranial Image Guided Brain Biopsy.


Navigus Frameless Passive Biopsy System

  • Frameless Biopsy System – A skull-mounted trajectory guide provides access through a small burr hole

Image guided tumor biopsy - trajectory kit

Detail - Trajectory Guide Kit – External: 9733065
Internal: 9733066

Image guided tumor biopsy - bases

Detail - Internal bases pictured on top. External bases pictured at bottom.

Image guided tumor biopsy - trajectory stem base

Detail - Image guided tumor biopsy – trajectory stem base


Image guided tumor biopsy - Frameless Biopsy steps

  • Vertek® Passive Biopsy Solution – A flexible arm and aiming device provides versatility in positioning and targeting

Image guided tumor biopsy - Passive Biopsy System

StealthStation tumor biopsy – Passive Biopsy System

StealthStation Ultrasound Integration

Read more information on our SonoNav ultrasound StealthStation interface.

CSF Management