The new generation O-ARM™ (Intraoperative Computed Tomography) is a mobile imaging system that allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s changing anatomy during surgery in 2D and 3D with a 360-degree scan.
Precision is critical to success in spine surgery. O-ARM™ provides precise, detailed and real-time imaging to help surgeons precisely align and place instruments and implants.
With the new generation imaging system O-ARM™, multidimensional images of the spinal anatomy of patients are provided in spine surgery in a short time of approximately 30 seconds.
O-ARM™ imaging system in spine surgery; It has been developed to be used in disc diseases, stenosis, spinal tumors, some developmental diseases of the spine, hernia and scoliosis (spine curvature) surgeries or many surgeries requiring 3D imaging.
Spine screwing surgeries are mostly performed with a three-armed x-ray device called scopy. However, while the images obtained with fluoroscopy are 2-dimensional, the images provided through the O-ARM™ imaging system are 3-dimensional.
In spine screwing surgeries performed with the O-ARM™ device, the anatomical area where the screw should be placed is determined with 1-2 mm precision. Thus, the success rate of the surgery is increased by preventing the possibility of the screw going to an undesirable area. In addition, the possibility of vascular, nerve, spinal cord and vital organ injuries is reduced and spine surgery can be performed safely.
The advantages of spinal screw surgery performed with the O-ARM™ surgical imaging system are as follows;
- The amount of radiation to which patients are exposed is significantly reduced.
- At every stage of the surgery process, the surgeon is given instant information and the position and angle of the screw in the bone are displayed simultaneously.
- Since spinal screwing surgeries are performed with smaller incisions, the hospitalization and recovery time of patients, the possibility of infection and the amount of bleeding are reduced.
- It minimizes the major risks of complex surgeries.
- It reduces the risk of nerve paralysis that may occur due to damage or injury to the spinal cord.
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Thanks to the O-ARM™ robotic positioning feature, it can be quickly approached to the operating table in the operating room and simultaneous images can be obtained by shooting. At the same time, high quality and multidimensional imaging is provided with less radiation amount than standard tomography devices.
The O-ARM™ forms a ring around the patient’s body in the operating room. The ring can be opened and closed so there is no need to move the patient. The device rotates to capture 2D real-time moving x-rays and 3D images. Additionally, O-ARM™ includes a navigation component such as a GPS (Global Positioning System) system; This allows the surgeon to monitor and guide instruments within the body in real time, enabling more precise placement of hardware.
With the features of the new generation intraoperative 3D imaging system beyond expectations;
- It offers improved image quality for more challenging patient anatomies such as the cervical thoracic junction and pelvis,
- It provides surgeons with solutions for orthopedic trauma procedures, offering the option to choose between 15cm x20cm or 15cm x40cm axial views and providing multidimensional imaging,
- It provides real-time images to surgeons,
- Adapts to surgical procedure flows,
- It moves fluidly in the operating environment.
As a result, O-ARM™-assisted procedures can improve outcomes by shortening patient recovery times after spine surgery.