BrainLAB releases IGS product

June 11, 2003

BrainLAB, a developer of image-guided surgery (IGS) and stereotactic radiosurgery systems based in Westchester, IL, announced June 2 a patient positioning technology to support radiosurgery for high-risk spinal tumors. The patient positioning system is

BrainLAB, a developer of image-guided surgery (IGS) and stereotactic radiosurgery systems based in Westchester, IL, announced June 2 a patient positioning technology to support radiosurgery for high-risk spinal tumors. The patient positioning system is integrated into the Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery system. The BrainLAB technology confirms the location of the tumor prior to radiosurgery by comparing real-time images with a 3D model of the patient's anatomy created from images taken previously. Using the spine as a reference, the system precisely positions the patient's body for radiosurgery by repositioning the patient couch. The first clinical study, led by the Henry Ford Hospital radiosurgery team, demonstrated high precision and clinical effectiveness of extracranial radiosurgery in patients with spinal tumors.