Medtronic just announced the launch of a brand new version of the StealthStation tool tracking neurosurgery system, the StealthStation S8. The system includes 3D cameras and electromagnetic sensors for tracking the location of tools, related tracking algorithms and software to process the data, and the ability to merge data from different imaging sources for easy guidance.
It can connect to intrasurgical MRIs and CT scanners, as well as fluoroscopes and Medtronic’s O-arm X-ray based imaging system. Imaging data gathered before an operation can be combined with that obtained during the procedure, and the location of tools automatically integrated into the representation.
The new StealthStation S8 has improved workflows, “efficiences,” and more tuned data integration, according to Medtronic, promising a clearer picture for the surgeon and helping to speed up procedures. It has two 27″ touchscreen monitors with multi-touch capabilities, essentially reproducing the gestures that everyone has gotten used to on their smartphones and tablets. Different registration methods can be used at the same time to identify the location of the patient to the system, such as touch and trace.
Some of the additional features of the StealthStation S8 according to Medtronic:
- Two electromagnetic emitter designs, each with large tracking volume
- 1 terabyte solid-state drive — ample space to store examinations of patients
- 16GB of RAM memory for fast performance and image manipulation
- Optical camera with large tracking volume provides flexibility in positioning and addressing line-of-sight issues
- Wireless connectivity to hospital and medical devices, allowing the import and export of exams from anywhere within the hospital network
- Automatic patient registration with the O-arm™ imaging system
- Operating system adapts to any 16:9 aspect ratio, with resolutions up to full HD 1920 x 1080 and display on multiple screens in the OR
- Digital and analog output, allowing integration
Product page: StealthStation S8…