The newly launched intraoperative robotic imaging known as Loop-X is a mobile technology and the first of its kind to occur. It was recently launched at the NASS 2019 event which held at Chicago by BrainLab. BrainLab is a known technological company that focuses on providing services related with digital medical aspect. The company which has its headquarters in Munich utilizes software driven medical technology to ensure that patients have access to procedures that are well advanced and as less- invasive as possible.
As such, Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery and radiotherapy as well as numerous surgical fields including neurosurgery, ENT, CMF, spine and trauma. The company has about 18 offices worldwide with a man power of over 1,200 people who help with researches and development to aid product development.
The Loop-X product is one that enhances flexibility during procedures, especially spinal procedures. This it does by controlling imaging workflows steps and ensuring that the robotic tool is in sync with other devices like robotic arms and with the surgeon and staff and as such compliant with commands and procedures.
“For Brainlab, Loop-X is a critical milestone in contributing disruptive innovations in spinal surgery,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brainlab. “It provides us with an even stronger foundation for leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, big data, cloud computing, augmented reality and spatial computing.”
The device is one that is 2D and 3D imaging predesigned and it utilizes ultra- high resolutions together with extra- low doses for soft tissue visualization. Operation of the device is quite effective as it has a user- friendly interface alongside effective interoperability and data integration.
The robotic device was developed by BrainAlb in conjunction with MedPhoton with BrainLab reatining exclusive rights to be the major distributor.