NuVasive, a company based in San Diego, California, is releasing its Pulse system. The product combines a number of technologies, including neuromonitoring, global alignment, rod bending, imaging with radiation reduction, and navigation, to help surgeons perform spinal procedures.
The system is intended to be the core procedural component of any spinal surgery, which helps to result in faster, more accurate, and efficient operations.
Having the various relevant modules integrated provides for improved workflow, while Pulse’s expandable software architecture can accept future robotic and other upgrades.
Here are some of Pulse’s features, according to NuVasive:
- 2D- and 3D-Imaging and Navigation: Image transferring for both 2D- and 3D-imaging that combines novel camera, array and workflow technologies to improve line of sight, ease of use and surgical efficiency in the OR. Through NuVasive’s Spine Precision Partnership™ with Siemens Healthineers, Pulse leverages the Cios Spin cutting-edge 3D mobile C-arm.
- Surgical Planning with Integrated Global Alignment® (iGA®): Preoperative planning software that incorporates alignment parameters, implant integration, surgical modeling and other tools to help create a reliable plan prior to stepping into the OR. iGA is the only system on the market able to intraoperatively assess the surgical approach and effects on spinal alignment through real-time insights.
- Neuromonitoring: Automated nerve detection system with standardized setup and clinically validated alerts that help reduce variability and allow for faster interpretation of neural information.
- Smart Imaging with Radiation Reduction through LessRay®: Imaging system designed to take low-quality, low-dose images and improve them to look like conventional full-dose images. LessRay significantly reduces exposure to radiation for everyone in the OR by as much as 80 percent compared to standard fluroscopy.1
- Rod Bending with Bendini®: Spinal rod-bending technology used to create patient-specific rods, which are bent exactly to implant locations, expediting manual rod manipulation through computer-assisted bend instructions without leaving the OR.
A video introducing Pulse:
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