Interventional X-Ray in Neurology
The rise in the prevalence of neurological disorders is the key driving force for the neurological applications of image guided interventional systems. As the neurological disorders are on the rise, there is the increase in the number of neurological interventions. The neurological problem requires intensive care and precision during the interventional treatment procedure, therefore image guided interventional systems such as C-arm scanners, MRI scanner, CT scanner, endoscopes and other modalities are increasingly being used for the treatment of neurological conditions all over the globe.
Neurological image guided interventional systems are majorly applied to treat neurological conditions such as neurodegeneration, neurological tumors, clots in the brain, and cerebral epilepsy among other disorders
High Definition Imaging
Our 30 cm flat panel detector design enables operators to maximize efficiency during interventional procedures and provides up to 2.5 times greater spatial resolution. Magnification modes of 8 cm, 6 cm and 4 cm are now obtainable with remarkable resolution of the image. High Definition helps with stent positioning, ensuring the stent opened as expected, allowing for easy wire and catheter navigation through the stent tines, and allows improved observation of coil deployment.*
* For selected systems only
Spot Fluoroscopy allows the operator to collimate not just to the centre of the detector field as is the case for conventional Angio systems but gives the option to perform acentric or asymmetric collimation. This method permits a real lesion focused collimation which can be placed off center anywhere in the clinical field of view using the table side controls. In combination with a novel adaptive exposure control mechanism Spot Fluoro significantly reduces the Dose Area Product as well as the peak skin dose
Dose Tracking System (DTS)
DTS estimates dose delivery to the patient’s skin in real time and displays it on a color-coded map, allowing the physician to choose a different approach during a long procedure avoiding regions where dose thresholds are almost reached.
“ One must remember, however, that everything we do shall ultimately benefit the patient. This is why integration and collaboration is so important. Vascular X-ray is not just plumbing; we must always consider the end organ, which is the brain.”
Dr. Ljubisa Borota
Unit of Neurointervention, Centre for Medical Imaging, Uppsala University Hospital