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NaviPort 3D emerges from BrainLAB, Ziehm pact

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Surgical navigation technology specialist BrainLAB and mobile imaging systems firm Ziehm Imaging have developed the Ziehm NaviPort 3D interface, as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two German companies. The interface allows the combined use of Ziehm's mobile 3D C-arms and BrainLAB's computer-assisted Fluoro-3D-navigation system, thereby enabling surgical operations to be more precise, less invasive and faster, said Nuremberg-based Ziehm. The company added that the combination of the two technologies replaces the need for post-operative CT scans, thus reducing the patient's exposure to radiation. Feldkirchen-based BrainLAB and Ziehm agreed to integrate their technologies to develop 3D intra-operative imaging solutions in October 2007 (see Clinica No 1276, p 12).

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