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Curve Image Guided Surgery Provides Swedish Covenant Hospital With a State-of-the-Art Command and Control Center for Information-Guided Surgery
Date:4/16/2012

CHICAGO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Covenant Hospital today announced the success of its first prone occipital brain tumor case using Curve™ Image Guided Surgery by Brainlab, the ultimate command and control center for information-guided surgery.

"Having the option to use image guidance for a prone, occipital brain tumor case without fiducials increases the flexibility and visualization in these types of procedures, and makes me very confident about the surgery and patient outcome," said Jerrel Boyer, M.D., neurosurgeon, Swedish Covenant Hospital, (Chicago, IL).

"For the procedure, we placed the patient in the prone position which offers the best visualization of the surgical area.  The Curve camera can telescope down to a low height, offering easy registration for navigation even when the patient is lying in the prone position. I was able to review the patient scans using the Curve Interactive DICOM Viewer and then load the image data into the navigation software. The Curve touch screen made manipulation of the scans easy and smooth," explained Dr. Boyer.

Brainlab Curve features the latest image guidance software powering advanced 3D displays and hallmark Brainlab image enrichment. This advanced technology allows ultra-fast image updating when tracking instruments, which promotes intra-operative confidence.

"I was very confident with the accuracy I achieved when registering this patient with the image guidance system. The two extra large touch screens and the smart features like Auto Zoom were especially advantageous. I look forward to utilizing the full capabilities of Curve, including microscope integration, PACS connection, and the Capture, Encode, Record, Stream (CERS) functionality, in future cases," added Dr. Boyer. CERS allows surgeons to record anything displayed on a Curve monitor including the Interactive DICOM viewer, navigation software, and external sources plugged into Curve, such as endosco
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