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
  • During surgery – Intraoperative imaging provides a detailed view of the patient’s anatomy in real time

What is Surgical Imaging and Navigation?

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.

What Are the Benefits of Surgical Imaging and Navigation?

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

  • Accurately navigate through the delicate anatomy and avoid critical structures in the spine
  • Perform a more minimally invasive procedure
  • Preserve healthy anatomy during surgery

O-arm intraoperative images:

  • Help physicians make better decisions during surgery
  • Provide surgeons with high-definition, 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.