Leica Microsystems just launched its Leica M530 OH6 neurosurgical microscope that features FusionOptics technology, advanced Small Angle Illumination (SAI) and apochromatic optics. It was designed to allow surgeons to stand comfortably upright on both sides of the table, without hunching over and causing strain and discomfort. FusionOptics technology takes advantage of two optical paths to provide both high resolution magnification and a great depth of field at the same time. The brain naturally combines the two images to provide a high quality 3D experience. The microscope has a working distance of 24 inches (600 mm) and so can be easily used along the whole of the spine.
The device is modular, allowing clinics to choose an initial setup and to purchase additional features, such as tumor or vascular fluorescence add-ons as necessary.
From the announcement:
The Leica M530 OH6 is outfitted with 400 Watt Xenon illumination. Together with Small Angle Illumination (SAI), light can penetrate to the bottom of deep, narrow cavities during procedures. The result: fewer shadows appear in cavities, more details are revealed, and depth perception is enhanced.
Several features make the Leica M530 OH6 an individually configurable, ergonomic microscope. Its long arm and small footprint keep the surgical microscope from getting in the way during procedures. “Surgeons benefit from a working distance of 600 millimeters which is the longest working distance available on any surgical microscope at present”, says Sandra Sokoloski, Director of Microsurgery at Leica Microsystems. “Our customers also appreciate the compact optics carrier, as less distance from eyepiece to objective means surgeons can work more comfortably nearer to the operative site.” Customizable and adaptable optics plus binoculars with 360° rotation, an optional Leica Magnification Multiplier which increases magnification by 40%, and independent fine focusing for the rear assistant, increase flexibility for surgeon and assistant alike.
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