3D IMAGE GUIDED SPINE SURGERY Back Pain

WHAT IS SURGICAL IMAGING AND NAVIGATION?

If you are considering spine surgery, know that there’s never been a better time to undergo this procedure. That’s because surgical imaging and navigation technologies enable your surgeon with accuracy and enhanced visualization both before and during surgery.

  • Before surgery: Surgical planning software can help surgeons prepare for the patient’s procedure before the patient ever arrives in the operation room.
  • During surgery: Intraoperative imaging provides a detailed view of the patient’s anatomy in real time. This real time view enhances the surgeon’s accuracy during the procedure.

HOW DOES SURGICAL IMAGING AND NAVIGATION WORK?

Mazor RX Stealth Surgeon

Using intraoperative scans and a technology similar to GPS, the StealthStation® surgical guidance system allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy in 3D and the placement of surgical instrumentation throughout the procedure.

The Mazor X Stealth™ edition platform combines specialized computer software and instruments to plan where and how they will operate on your spine. Then an automated robotic “arm” holds key surgical instrumentation in place for the surgeon as the system helps your surgeon visualize your anatomy in real time. The robotic guidance helps your surgeon execute their plan and perform the surgery with precision.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SURGICAL IMAGING AND NAVIGATION?

O-arm Imaging

Surgery with the O-arm® imaging system and navigation technology may enable your surgeon to:

  • Use minimally invasive techniques
  • Increase accuracy for pedicle screw placement compared to non-navigated methods
  • Potentially reduce the rate of surgical revision compared to non-navigated methods

O-arm intraoperative images:

  • Allow the surgeon to visualize placement of screws during the procedure
  • Give surgeons additional imaging information to help them make informed decisions during surgery
  • Provide surgeons with real-time images before, during and post-procedure

These sophisticated tools are not yet available in every hospital specializing in spinal surgeries. However, Medtronic is working toward that goal. Ask your surgeon about 3D image guided surgery.

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Use our physician finder tool to locate a surgeon in your area who specializes in 3D image guided spine surgery.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.