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Advanced Image-Guided Surgery Technology From BrainLAB Now Available in New York State
Date:10/14/2009

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB, a manufacturer of software-driven systems for targeted, less-invasive medical treatments, announced today that patients in New York State and surrounding region now have access to treatment with the technologically advanced VectorVision® flex. VectorVision flex is a powerful image-guided surgery (IGS) system integrated with a high-resolution, interactive viewing platform and advanced navigation software that gives surgeons more precise, less-invasive access to brain tumors, vascular abnormalities and other intra-cranial targets.

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Physicians at NYU Langone Medical Center are the first in New York State to treat patients with VectorVision flex. "We are proud to have NYU Langone Medical Center as a premier center offering VectorVision flex in New York State. We look forward to the advancements in patient care that the technology brings as part of their larger commitment to excellence in healthcare," stated Sean Clark, President, BrainLAB Inc.

VectorVision flex enables neurosurgeons to visualize and track instrument positioning, relative to pre-operative diagnostic images, and view critical functional areas and pathways within the brain making surgery more precise and safer for the patient. VectorVision flex displays real-time, 3D images of the patient's pre-operative MR or CT scan and is equipped with two infrared cameras that track the patient's positioning on the operating table.

VectorVision flex is also equipped with Digital Lightbox©, an interactive multi-touch viewing platform. Digital Lightbox reinvents the lightbox for the computer age and brings static images to life for faster and more effective physician access to multiple sources of digital patient data. Image manipulation features allow physicians to modify, navigate and customize patient data to better leverage information for more informed decision-making.

"At NYU Langone Medical Center, our goal is to continuously offer patients comprehensive treatment options with minimally-invasive procedures using advanced technologies," said John G. Golfinos, MD, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. "Using state-of-the-art technology like VectorVision( )flex allows our surgeons to have better access to critical patient data and develop detailed surgical plans resulting in safer procedures and faster recovery for our patients."

About BrainLAB

BrainLAB develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that enables procedures that are more precise, less invasive, and also less expensive than traditional treatments. Among the core products are image-guided systems that provide highly accurate real-time information used for navigation during surgical procedures. This utility has been further expanded to serve as a computer terminal for physicians to more effectively access and interpret diagnostic scans and other digital medical information for better informed decisions. BrainLAB solutions allow expansion from a single system to operating suites to digitally integrated hospitals covering all subspecialties from neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT, CMF to spine & trauma and oncology. With 3300 systems installed in over 75 countries, BrainLAB is a market leader in image-guided technology. The privately held BrainLAB group, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and today employs 950 people in 16 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. For more information, visit www.brainlab.com.

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