First patients have been treated with Royal Philips' 3D Augmented Reality (AR) spine navigation solution in Spain and Oman. For both cases, the surgeons used Philips integrated Spine Suite solution that offers the company’s Azurion Hybrid Operating Room with ClarifEye, which combines 2D and 3D visualizations at low x-ray dose with 3D AR navigation into one system. This enables surgeons to define and navigate along the critical pathway using real-time image guidance for device placement both in open and minimally invasive spine procedures.
ClarifEye Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation was introduced earlier this year. The system has been adopted at sites in German, Sweden and France.
The integration between ClarifEye and Philips Image Guided Therapy System, Azurion, offers benefits such as intraoperative cone-beam CT scanning with optimized image quality at managed doses, 3D spine model-based planning for each pedicle, live augmented reality guidance and intraoperative verification. It allows physicians to focus on the patient and procedures while improving the surgical workflow, differentiating it from more conventional surgical navigation methods.
“We’re excited that international access to ClarifEye is expanding, and more hospitals and patients will get to experience its benefits firsthand,” said Karim Boussebaa, General Manager Image Guided Therapy Systems at Philips. “As the latest addition to Spine Suite, ClarifEye adds a new dimension in surgical precision for patients.”
Source: Royal Philips