Philips has just unveiled its NeuroSuite X-ray system for performing minimally invasive image-guided neurological procedures. The neurosurgeons at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden are lucky enough to have the first NeuroSuite installation.
The system, built around the Philips AlluraClarity X-ray system, was developed to address the difficulty of visualizing ever smaller devices that have been coming out lately for minimally invasive intracranial work. The bi-plane system has two new detectors that work in combination to provide good coverage for navigation while offering high-resolution brain imaging with a relatively low radiation dose. The frontal FD20 X-ray detector provides imaging for navigation, resulting in live 2D and 3D visualization. The side detector, placed much closer to the head, delivers high resolution imaging of the brain on top of which the frontal detector’s data is overlaid.
Here’s a Philips promo video presenting the NeuroSuite: