We are continuing our coverage of this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards. One of the two winners in the dental category was DenX Advanced Dental Systems Ltd., a Jerusalem, Israel based company. According to a press release, its IGI system for surgical navigation “assists in the preoperative and intraoperative phases of dental implantation surgery, accurately guiding surgical instruments according to a CT-based presurgical plan.”
Here is the company on its product:
With IGI, the dental clinician can be assured of a comprehensive navigational solution where:
– pre-surgical planning matches the surgical performance
– critical structures are accurately defined and avoided
– the implant is precisely placed and
-on-line treatment, follow up and data storage are provided…
IGI is an interactive and extremely easy to operate dual processor workstation. Careful ergonomic design ensures that the system fits easily into any dental office. IGI is composed of a high powered computerized workstation, an extremely accurate motion tracking system, high resolution imaging data and precise localization devices.
First, a virtual implant is placed on the CT image with the assistance of IGI’s advanced planning tools. During the surgical procedure, the clinician is navigating the implant to the precise location, angle and depth required according to the plan. Real-time localization feedback assisted by audio and visual media allows the clinician to monitor the success of the procedure and avoid critical mistakes at all times.
The clinician is able to achieve the highest level of accuracy and certainty possible when performing implant surgery, by superimposing the virtual and actual images. Minimal invasive surgery is performed with enhanced assurance and efficiency.