Intraoperative 3D verification of electrode placement during deep brain stimulation procedure

DBS in the Hybrid ORCase study on deep brain stimulation surgery with live image guidance and intraoperative 3D imaging

Our robotic C-arm ARTIS pheno supports precise electrode placement, allowing you to save valuable OR time, reduce the duration of anesthesia, and minimize patient transfer.

Enabling more efficient image-guided DBS procedures
Performing DBS procedures using conventional approaches involves both clinical and logistical hurdles. Neurosurgeons typically rely on preoperative MR scans to bring the electrodes into the correct position, sometimes even without access to live image guidance. Furthermore, CT scans are often necessary for determining the exact coordinate location as well as confirming correct electrode placement. This requires that the usually anesthetized patient be transported to the radiology department, which is cumbersome and risky due to the need for patient repositioning and continued anesthesia. Our Hybrid OR solutions may eliminate these hurdles by bringing high-quality 2D and 3D intraoperative imaging and image guidance to your DBS workflow.

Discover our DBS workflow

ARTIS pheno allows you to focus on optimal electrode placement. The system offers intraoperative 3D imaging of the patient's head supporting you to navigate to the targeted area and to assess electrode placement immediately. With this, the need for transporting the patient back and forth between operating room and radiology department can be eliminated.

dbs workflow

Images courtesy of Raftopoulos et al., Cliniques universitaires St-Luc, Brussels, Belgium

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Prof. Christian Raftopoulos, MDHead of Neurosurgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium

Comparison of DBS brain surgery workflows: ARTIS pheno vs. conventional approaches without robotic C-arm support

Thanks to intraoperative 3D imaging and its fusion capabilities, ARTIS pheno supports precise planning and permits assessment of lead implants following surgery directly in the Hybrid OR. Prof. Raftopoulos reports that not having to transport patients to the radiology department for placement confirmation helps him save at least 2 hours of OR time per procedure.


First workflow adjustment:
Eliminating postoperative CT scan.

Watch our interview with Prof. Christian Raftopoulos to discover the benefits of using a 6-step workflow with ARTIS pheno for DBS, compared to conventional approaches.

Second workflow adjustment:
Eliminating all patient transport to radiology department

Prof. Raftopoulos has further improved his workflow and eliminated both preoperative and post-operative CT scans. Details to follow.