deep brain stimulation

DBS in the Hybrid OR Deep brain stimulation surgery with live image guidance and intraoperative 3D imaging1

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 guides you to the planned location in the brain and shows you the positioning results immediately, eliminating the need for transporting the patient to the radiology department for a postoperative CT scan.

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

    Hear what our customers are saying

    Christian Raftopoulos
    comparison of workflows dbs

    Thanks to its fusion imaging capabilities, ARTIS pheno permits assessment of the 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 approximately 90 minutes of OR time per procedure.1

    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.