Ziehm and BrainLAB join to assist surgical x-ray navigation

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X-ray imaging company Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB have extended their cooperation to assist surgeons in the intra-operative guidance of pedicle screw and hardware placement during surgical trauma and spinal instrumentation procedures.

Nuremberg, Germany-based Ziehm said theNaviPort interface allows 3D images from its Vision2 FD Vario 3D mobile C-arm to be used for surgical navigation driven by BrainLAB technology. Ziehm's Vision2 FD Vario 3D provides flat-panel technology which assists surgeons by providing an overview of the anatomical structures in three dimensions.

The Vision2 FD Vario 3D, in combination with BrainLAB technology, will be shown at the 24 th Annual Meeting North American Spine Society 2009 this November in San Francisco.