Brainlab launches mobile intraoperative imaging robotBrainlab last week launched its Loop-X mobile intraoperative imaging robot at the North American Spine Society.
The Loop-X imaging robot is designed for 2D and 3D imaging and uses ultra-high resolution with extra-low doses of radiation. It features non-isocentric movement and collimation capabilities to image much larger and much smaller structures while reducing radiation exposure compared to typical CT or 3D C-arm. The system images with interlaced energies for soft-tissue visualization and can be integrated into Brainlabs’s existing technology and third-party products using its open interface.
“For Brainlab, Loop-X is a critical milestone in contributing disruptive innovation in spinal surgery,” president and CEO Stefan Vilsmeier said in a news release. “It provides us with an even stronger foundation for leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, big data, cloud computing, augmented reality and spatial computing.”
Loop-X was developed by medPhoton in a close partnership with Brainlab. Brainlab co-funded the development of the robot and strategically invested in the company to become the exclusive distributor of the Loop-X imaging robot.