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Introduction of the Passive Marker Neuronavigation System VectorVision

  • Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Fotios Nisiropoulos

Summary

The VectorVision neuronavigation system from BrainLAB is the most advanced image-guided surgery system currently available. Its unique wireless passive marker technology enables real freehand guidance and easily integrates all kinds of instruments. Intelligent software functions and advanced three-dimensional visualization provide the physicist with all necessary image reconstructions. Microscopy, neuroendoscopy, and ultrasound imaging as well as spinal applications are modular integrated and fully implemented into the software. VectorVision facilitates surgery that is less invasive. The system’s more targeted approach allows smaller incisions and craniotomies. Easy and safe intraoperative localization of deep-seated lesions as well as differentiation of normal and lesion tissue are supported. Combined, these features reduce the risk of complications and save time and cost. Easy on-site calibration minimizes downtime and the need for outside service.

Key words

Passive marker technology Quick patient referencing Multiple instrument Ultrasound integration Neuroendoscopy Microscopy Spinal application 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Vilsmeier
    • 1
  • Fotios Nisiropoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical ComputersystemsBrainLAB GmbHHeimstettenGermany

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