Advanced nav tools join surgical system

September 1, 2004

GE Healthcare has upgraded its InstaTrak 3500 Plus and ENTrak Plus electromagnetic surgical navigation systems with features that promise enhanced patient safety during minimally invasive cranial, spine, and ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgical

GE Healthcare has upgraded its InstaTrak 3500 Plus and ENTrak Plus electromagnetic surgical navigation systems with features that promise enhanced patient safety during minimally invasive cranial, spine, and ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgical procedures.

The upgrade supplies a 3D map of the patient to track the positions of instruments and guide interventions without line-of-sight restrictions. It also adds AccuMatch Markerless Registration, which eliminates the need to shave the patient's head before surgery.